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Balaena Bay is sheltered from the northerly and southerly winds and is used for swimming by the local residents.
Breaker Bay is a small sandy cove that forms part of the Oruaiti Reserve.
Hataitai Beach is a small beach often used by the locals for swimming.
Lyall Bay Beach is very popular with both surfers and dog owners.
Sheltered from the northerly wind, this popular inner-harbour beach has a large grassed area and is great for swimming.
This bay is good for picnics and swimming. It used to be an air force base and now has a cafe and other facilities.
Te Raekaihau Point is undergoing restoration and is good for short walks, rock pools and snorkelling.
Worser Bay Beach is a large sheltered beach, ideal for swims and picnics. There's seasonal access for dogs off-leash.