Notable beaches 

(A quick reference)

The common factor among these beaches is simply a reasonable likelihood of finding other Naturists there, even during the week. 

However, also at these beaches there can be people who behave badly! Please forward to the police any car registration number and/or (identifying) photograph. Free Beaches is very serious about being absolutely safe and family friendly!




Uretiti -  Whangarei 

Uretiti Beach is 35 km south of Whangarei, by the DoC reserve right next to State Highway 1. During summer there are generally good numbers of others to be found on the beach beside the DoC camp-ground; weekdays included. There is a beach access just south of the camp gate - the best parking option.

St Leonards -  Auckland 

St Leonards Beach is just south of North Shore's main beach: Takapuna.

Since the council now allows dogs on this beach, there are quite a few more 'textiles' evident than there used to be. However, between Whatipu and Muriwai, most of the West Coast beaches are generally okay, even including Piha at the north end!

Ladies Bay -  Auckland 

Ladies Bay is in St Heliers: at the end of Tamaki Drive - go up Cliff Rd and park (if you can!) then walk back to the cliff-path and down to the beach. The council had set up an overlooking platform, but there's no sign that it has affected numbers. However, the activities of some males can put many women off! PLEASE report any bad behaviour to us or the police.

Papamoa -  Tauranga 

Papamoa Beach's 'nude zone' is directly behind the prominent signs in the dunes, about 1.3 km from the Mt Maunganui end of Papamoa Beach Rd (called Maranui Rd at that end). Those signs only refer to the dunes (not the sand). As at Uretiti and Breaker Bay, there are often people here on a week-day. A boardwalk has been built across the dunes from the road to the beach. It ends right in the middle of the 'nude area' of the beach. (Quite handy!)

Breaker Bay -  Wellington 

Breaker Bay, at the entrance to Wellington Harbour, is in the suburb of Seatoun. This beach has a notable geographic feature which tends to set the theme: clothes-optional past the 'hole in the rock;' usually 'dressed' on the near side of it. From the car park there is a 70m trek to the rock through fine pebbles (there's very little sand here). One of the reasons for the popularity of this area is it's shelter from Wellington's prevailing nor-westerly. On a dubious day in town it can be very nice out there.

Heyders Rd Nth -  Christchurch 

The Heyders Road entrance is at the north end of Spencerville - walk about 200m up the beach. (The area looks similar to Northland's high profile Uretiti.)
Following liaison with the local authorities Christchurch Free Beach members have agreed to preferred use of this place.

Unfortunaltely the police have recently had reports of some bad behviour here, so we would really value any identifying evidence, like car number or a photo; being forwarded to the police for immediate action!

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