St Leonards Beach
Protected by high cliffs, St Leonards Beach on the Devonport peninsula is a comparatively inaccessible beach as you can’t drive right up to it. Consequently, it was a popular nudist beach, but this isn’t an obvious feature anymore.
You can get to the beach directly, down a steep set of stairs from the end of St Leonards Road or walk in from Narrow Neck or Takapuna Beach at low tide. At high tide, the beach area is very small, but it becomes expansive as the tide goes out.
It is backed by quite spectacular high cliffs and some colourful rock formations. The perfect palace if you want a relatively quiet and safe city beach to hang out at.