The distance from Dunedin is about 24 km.
From State Highway 1, 20 km north of Dunedin, at the sign turn east at Waitati into Harvet Street then left into Pitt Street then 100m along, right into Doctors Point Road and follow 4km to the end. (Note that the last 100m runs down a steepish hill on a metal road, so take great care if it's damp - you may not be abble to get back up, in an ordinary car!) Walk to the left along the beach. There's a pleasant 1 km walk along the beach to get to Mapoutahi Cove.
To get to the Warrington Recreation Reserve across the inlet, see Warrington Beach.
Sheltered ocean swimming.