The Best Beaches in Auckland

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
Half 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. 
Musick Point Peninsular starts at the Howick Golf Club and extends to the end where you can enjoy spectacular views across the Hauraki Gulf.
Eastern Beach can rival most beaches with its 1km long white sandy coastline and safe swimming, It has wonderful views across to Waiheke Island, and the reserve at the south end has walking paths up to Macleans Reserve.

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