About the path
Combine your visit to Scandrett Regional Park with a walk to stunning Martins Bay - a place of white sand, clear water and lush green surrounds.
Start in Scandrett Regional Park, at the first small parking bay by the welcome sign. From here you can take in one of the best panoramic vistas in Scandrett Regional Park. You can also walk the path in reverse, starting at the car park at Martins Bay.
Follow the signs down to Martins Bay through the regenerating coastal forest. The gravel path can be a bit slippery so watch your footing. As well as walking among pīwakawaka (fantail) and other native birds, you'll catch some great elevated views over Martins Bay.
Martins Bay lies outside of the regional park, and features a sandy swimming beach, boat ramp and campground.
Stroll along the sandy beach at Martins Bay. If swimming in summer, you can jump off the pontoon.
Towards the end of the beach, you'll see some steps which lead up to Martins Bay Recreation Reserve. Here you can enjoy shaded picnic areas, a children's playground, and beachfront basketball court.
Facilities include public toilets and changing rooms, and kayak hire from the campground office.