If you want to make the most of our seaside setting without going too far, check out these beautiful beaches just a stone’s throw from downtown Auckland. 

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Mission Bay

Discover a beautiful golden-sand beach and a vibrant beachfront promenade lined with stylish but relaxed eateries.

St Heliers

Soak up the views across the harbour from this picturesque beach. It’s a great spot to take a dip or stroll along the waterfront.

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Hop aboard the ferry, at downtown Auckland and in just 12 minutes you’re here. Discover sandy beaches, a compact village centre bustling with cafés, shops and galleries, and two volcanic cones offering spectacular views.


Swim, kayak, or play in the sand at Takapuna Beach. Its boat ramp access and child-friendly setting makes it a popular spot for families. Best of all, Takapuna’s buzzing cafés, restaurants and shops are less than 100 metres away.


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