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This is Long Bay Beach,
Te One-roa-o-Kahu
North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand, Aotearoa


This photo was taken early summer last year at Long Bay beach, which is only 8 kms north of where I live at Murrays Bay. The heavy clouds looked ominous, but they came to nothing. We often get these heavy clouds in summer but if they do drop their rain, it is usually out there in the Hauraki Gulf that gets wet.

Long Bay is one kilometre long and is a very popular setting for many activities. Long Bay is a great place to bring the family for fun at the beach, and is less than half an hour’s drive from Auckland city. During the week, especially when the tide is out, you will see many people walking, running, and dog-walking on the beach.

The coast here is typical of that found throughout much of the Waitemata Harbour and inner Hauraki Gulf. It is moderately sheltered, and largely formed of Waitemata sandstones and mudstones.

Long Bay Regional Park is a popular destination and offers a sweeping expanse of sand surrounded by the Hauraki Gulf and adjoining marine reserve. As well as the beach there are bush and coastal walks, sea kayaking, the historic Vaughan homestead, a restaurant and kiosk, barbecue and picnic sites and children play area - complete with miniature train and flying fox. The beach is safe for swimming and boating too.

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