Browns Bay

Browns Bay

Browns Bay of Auckland is a short walk along the North Shore Coastal Walk (also a section of Te Araroa) below the cliffs from Rothesay Bay. The beach is quite long for a northeast coast beach, with a strip of reserve between the beach and some very modern shops and apartment buildings. The beach is well sheltered in the Hauraki Gulf and safe for swimming.

There are a couple of oddities in the reserve, including the WW2 anti aircraft gun as part of a memorial and the curious example of a pohutukawa that has grafted itself onto an exotic pine tree.

From the north end of the beach there is a steep path that sidles up the cliff face (with great views of the beach) to the top of Tipau Point. It’s then a short walk along a suburban road to Torbay and Waiake Beach. Alternatively, you can walk around the point at low tide.

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