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  • Why this status?

    Click here for detailed information on water quality monitoring

    The science

    Summer season monitoring

    LAWA shows the best available water quality information to help you decide where to swim. For many sites there are two types of information available, the weekly sampling result and the overall bacterial risk.

    Weekly sampling result

    Weekly Enterococci result

    The weekly sampling result is a snapshot in time and is a guide to the recent water quality at this site.

    Overall bacterial risk

    Overall Enterococci risk

    Overall bacterial risk is important to consider. Based on 3 years of data it is a guide to the general water quality at this site.

    Reminder

    Heavy rain flushes contaminants from urban and rural land into waterways and we advise you not to swim for 2 – 3 days after heavy or prolonged rain – even at sites that generally have good water quality. Check that the water is clean and clear before taking a dip.

    Conditions may have changed

    There has been significant rain since this site was last sampled. This may have affected the water quality at this site.

    What do the icons mean?

    Suitable for swimming – These sites are generally suitable for swimming.
    Caution advised – Usually suitable for swimming but younger children and older people may be at increased risk at times.
    Unsuitable for swimming – These sites may be a health risk and are not considered suitable for swimming most of the time.
    No data – There are no recent results available, or there are not enough data points to calculate an overall bacterial risk result.

    Summer season monitoring history

    • Samples this season
    • Samples from last 3 years
    Enterococci sampling graph

    Overall bacterial risk information

    Long-term risk guide based on three years of data
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  • Patrolled

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    Swimmers

    Patrolled Beach

    Surf Life Saving New Zealand is protecting our community in the water. Do your part and be prepared, watch out for yourself and others, be aware of the dangers and know your limits.

    Patrols

    Tasman Sea is a patrolled beach. Stay safe - swim between the flags

    View more safety information for this beach

  • What's at this site?

    Find out all recreational activities and facilities at this site

    Activities & facilities

    Site suitable for these activities and has these facilities

    Our lakes, rivers, and beaches are great natural playgrounds but they can be unpredictable.  Be aware of other potential risks such as rips, strong currents, sudden drop offs, or underwater objects before jumping in.  LAWA recommends that you avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after heavy rainfall and follow the advice of any warning signs in place.

    Activities

    Swimming
    Surfing
    Wind/Kite Surfing
    Canoeing/Kayaking
    Dog walking
    Fishing
    Check the rules
    Boating
    Cars allowed on beach
    Walking

    Facilities

    Toilets
    Changing facilities
    Picnic area
    Food and beverages nearby
    Playground nearby
    Camping nearby
    Car parking

How do I get there?

Tasman Sea

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