Te Ti Bay

Te Ti Bay is a gorgeous golden sand bay between Paihia and Waitangi in the Bay of Islands. The Māori name means hither and thither, which doesn't make much sense as it’s more a case of hurry up and relax.

The bay is about 1 km long, with a wide grass reserve and pohutukawa trees between the road, State Highway 11, and the beach. It is well-sheltered within the Bay of Islands and safe for swimming.

The mouth of the Waitangi estuary bounds the north end, and a small point bounds the south. Motumaire Island is the prominent scenic island to the northeast of the beach. Unlike Paihia, there are no facilities around the beach, so it does have a more relaxed feel despite the near presence of the highway and its popularity as probably the best easily accessible beach in the region.

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