But Red Beach isn't just a pretty face - there's plenty to do here too. The beach is perfect for swimming, surfing, and boogie boarding. The waves are usually just right for beginner and intermediate skill levels, but even a seasoned pro can have fun here.
If you're not in the mood for swimming, there are plenty of other things to do at Red Beach. There's a playground for kids and a picnic area for families. One of the locals’ favourite things to do at Red Beach is to get there early in the morning to watch the sunrise while walking their dogs on the beach.
Of course, no beach visit is complete without delicious food, and Red Beach has plenty of options. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants in the area, serving up everything from fish and chips to gourmet burgers. And if you're in the mood for something sweet, there's even an ice cream truck that makes regular appearances on the beach.
One of the things that also makes Red Beach a special place is the community feel that you can find here. There's a real sense of camaraderie among the people who visit here, and you'll often find locals chatting to each other and sharing stories. It's a friendly and welcoming place.
Location Te wāhi
Red BeachPlan your route
Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
The easiest way to get to Red Beach is to drive here. Parking is free along the beach.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
Red Beach is another fantastic east coast beach to enjoy the sunrise. Aim for mid to low tide, as high tide can be quite high, leaving only a small beach.