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16-Dec-15

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Maraetai Beach Carpark

star rating of 4

by Chris Gaelic

near 267 Maraetai Dr, Maraetai, Auckland

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The Freedom Camping Trial is now finished, and you can no longer stay at this location
The Council is presently reviewing their Freedom Camping Bylaw

Looking out over Maraetai Beach

Looking out over Maraetai Beach

 

Morning walk along the beach

Morning walk along the beach

 

Clean public toilets

Clean public toilets

 

 

The carpark at the eastern end of Maraetai Beach has a small carpark directly overlooking the bay. There are public toilets on the other side of the road.

 

This is a choice location, right on the beachfront. Maraetai beach is hugely popular, with a lovely sandy beach, and a restaurant and dairy shop nearby. It is consequently very busy in the weekends, and over the summer holidays. You're unlikely to find anywhere to park a large van during these times.

 

It is much quieter at other times, and we have enjoyed a nice meal in the restaurant, which is just a short walk along the beach from the carpark.

 

There was no council sign about parking overnight, but it is possible that you might get moved on by a council officer.

 

Beachfront shops and restaurant

 

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