Long Bay Coastline Walk
From the north end of Long Bay beach, you can continue along the coastline below the cliffs to Granny’s Bay and Pōhutukawa Bay (best done towards low tide). These pretty bays are separated by rocky platforms and are a lot smaller than the main beach. As the name of the second bay suggests, ancient pōhutukawa trees hanging from the cliffs are a feature of the walk.
At Pōhutukawa Bay, there is a gap in the cliffs where you can connect with the North Shore Coastal Walk / Te Araroa. Alternatively, you can continue around the base of the cliffs past Puriri Point to connect with the northern end of the North Shore Coastal Walk on the edge of the Okura River mouth.