Long Bay Beach
The beach at Long Bay is quite a lot bigger than the other beaches on the North Shore Coastal Walk. Even when it’s busy, there is plenty of room to spread out, plus the large park immediately behind the beach.
Like all the Auckland northeast coast beaches, it is well sheltered in the Hauraki Gulf and safe for swimming. There are also plenty of facilities, including public barbeque units plus changing and toilet facilities.
Te Araroa also runs along the beach. From the south end of the beach, you can continue around the rocky coast to Winstone Cove and then Torbay.