Army Bay - Auckland
Combine a visit to the beach with a walk around Shakespear Regional Park.
Army Bay is one of three beaches in Shakespear Regional Park. The regional park is an open sanctuary integrating recreation, farming and conservation. The beach itself features a free car park overlooking the water, and a narrow grassy bank area that's ideal for picnics.
Army Bay is a popular spot for locals launching their boats, kayaking and paddle boarding. The gentle curve of the sandy beach, the seclusion offered and the views of the Hauraki Gulf have created a picturesque spot for visitors to simply relax and enjoy the views.
Across the road is the main entrance into Shakespear Regional Park. The regional park is a habitat for native wildlife and includes a few scenic walking trails.
From the park's main entrance, a 5 minutes walk leads to the small yet picturesque Gully Waterfalls, while a 30 minute walk takes you to a lookout offering 360 panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf.