Magazine Bay is a great spot to spend a summer day, whether you’re having a picnic with family and friends, or going for a swim.
The road runs between the car park and beach, so keep young children close. Take care as the beach slopes away steeply at high tide, so stay within your limits, and keep within arm's reach of young children.
If you’re heading out on paddle craft, check the conditions, ensure you wear a correctly fitted lifejacket, and take all the right gear; visit www.adventuresmart.org.nz for more information.
Avoid the temptation to jump off the wharf: the water is much shallower than it appears.