Muriwai Beach is an iconic destination on Auckland's west coast.
It has spectacular scenery, walks, and a great beach. The gannet colony also attracts a considerable number of domestic and international tourists. However, it can be a dangerous environment with large waves and strong rip currents.
The beach is patrolled by surf lifeguards at times over late spring, summer, and early autumn, so make sure you always swim between the red and yellow flags. If the flags are not up, the beach is not patrolled, so don't enter the water.