About the path
Stroll, jog or run along the white sands of beautiful Stanmore Bay Beach on the Whangaparāoa Peninsula.
Start at the main beach entrance and car park on Brightside Road. Head left along the beach and take in the spectacular views. There are some grand shady trees to rest under along the way.
At low tide, the harder sand areas on the beach are ideal for walking with the pram.
At the northern end of the beach, check out the dramatic rock formations along the coastline. At low tide you can continue or explore rock pools and a cave - take care of incoming tides.
There are public toilets and children's swings just up the hill from the Cooper Road boat ramp. At high tide it becomes difficult to walk along this part of the beach, so you may need to turn back (or get your feet wet!).
Stanmore Bay Beach has some great facilities to enjoy before or after your walk.
The beachfront children's playground at the starting point is a hive of activity. It features a large climbing web, flying fox and separate toddler playground. Further back towards Brightside Road is the popular local skate park. The Stanmore Bay splash pad across the road will provide hours of summer fun for kids and teens.
Pack your towel, Stanmore Bay is a lovely calm, spot for swimming.
Public toilets are available at various points along the beach.