Cheltenham Beach - Auckland
When there is a low tide, it's possible to enjoy a walk around to Narrow Neck Beach.
Situated close to Devonport town centre, Cheltenham Beach is a sandy beach within close proximity to the North Head Historic Reserve. The beach enjoys splendid views of Rangitoto Island and is a popular spot for walks and kayaking.
The beach is a good spot for picnics with a couple of benches located in shaded areas from the trees that overlook the beach. The calm water is ideal for swimming, with a couple of cold water showers available.
There is a small footpath that leads directly from the beach up to the summit of North Head Historic Reserve which offers sweeping views of the Hauraki Gulf, Waitemata Harbour and Auckland City.
The beach is a short walk from Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, a free to enter museum that provides a fascinating insight into New Zealand's military history. It's also a great place to grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the gorgeous views of the Auckland skyline and harbour. The scenic walk along King Edward Parade from the museum takes you back into the centre of Devonport.