Papatu Point

Papatu Point

Papatu Point, the small beach at the base of Bowentown Heads is a local gem. It’s popular with locals as a fishing spot, but as the tide goes out a near perfect beach is revealed, with giant pōhutukawa trees hanging off the cliff above. As a bonus, there are several small caves in the cliffs.

Do take extra care if you want to swim. It looks safe but you are in a harbour entrance channel with strong tidal tows, so don’t go too far.

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