Half Moon Bay, Bucklands Beach & Eastern Beach

Bucklands Beach
  • Beaches and water activities
  • Cafes and Restaurants
  • Walks and amazing views

Bucklands Beach & Eastern Beach are two of east Auckland’s best swimming beaches. They are on opposite sides of the same peninsula.  This is a popular residential area with homes enjoying spectacular views of the Tamaki River on one side or the islands of the Hauraki Gulf on the other side.

Introducing Half Moon Bay Marina, Bucklands Beach, Eastern Beach and Musick Point
01 iconHalf Moon Bay with its Marina and ferry service is the gateway to East Auckland, and is on the western side of the Peninsular.  Its adjacent shopping centre and restaurants provide a perfect vantage point across the moored boats and the Tamaki Estuary.  The marina allows for a short sailing time to the picturesque Hauraki Gulf for the over 500 boats moored there. There are also a passenger and vehicle ferry services that provide links to downtown Auckland and Waiheke Island. A 230 metre boardwalk links the southern end of Little Bucklands Beach to Half Moon Bay Marina. This provides pedestrian and cycle access to the Marina Shopping Centre.
Bucklands Beach Peninsular has two picturesque beaches on the western side with yachts sailing slowly, or quickly, along the Tamaki River, depending on whether the strong tide is in ebb or flow. Bucklands Beach has a three cafes and an outdoor bowling club. 
Big Bucklands is north of the old yacht club at Grangers Point, while Little Bucklands is on the south side. Bucklands Beach is book-ended by the Half Moon Bay Marina at the southern end and Musick Point Reserve at the very top of the peninsula.  Located at the start of Musick Point is the Howick Golf Club.
The top of the Musick Point peninsula offers views of the Gulf and especially Browns island almost opposite. It is also the site of the historic Te Naupata pa. Some of the original pa terraces can be seen. A great example of Streamline Moderne style architecture is the long range radio station, built during World War 2 and strategically sited on the end of the reserve, now operated by the Musick Point Radio Group. 
Eastern Beach is a better swimming beach and is hugely popular with families during the hot summers months. Norfolk Pines fringe the esplanade which provides easy access to the long sandy beach with sheltered waters ideal for safe swimming either side of high tide. At low tide be prepared for a long walk in shallow water! At the southern end of the beach is a boat ramp providing access to the dedicated water skiing zone adjacent to the beach.

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