Matakatia Bay Whangaparaoa

Matakatia Bay is situated approximately half way down the Whangaparaoa Peninsula of the southern side.

A quiet residential street runs along the beach front and your far enough back from the main road that traffic noise is at a minimum.

The Bay is around 500 meters in length and has very shallow water that stretches out 200 meters and more.

Matakatia Bay Whangaparaoa

Why Choose Matakatia Bay?

Matakatia Bay is one of the quieter beaches on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, set back from the main road and with little parking options if one of the other beaches is too crowded for your liking then Matakatia may be a good alternative.

The water here is very shallow and at low tide you can walk a significant way out before even getting in to waste high water. This shallow water makes it a safe paddling beach for young children and there are usually no boats or jet skis flying around on the water.

Matakatia Bay Facilities

The facilities at Matakatia Bay are limited with no changing rooms or toilets and the nearest shop a 10 minute walk away. The boat ramp can only be used an hour or so either side of high tide because of the shallow waters.

How to get here?

Matakatia Bay is approximately 10 kilometre down the Whangaparaoa Road, as you come past the Plaza on your right hand side continue straight ahead until you come to Manly Village. Here you will come to a mini roundabout, take the third exit and continue for another kilometres. As you make you way down the hill you want to turn right on to Capitol Road, follow this road 100 meter down and you come to Matakatia Parade and the beach is directly in front of you.

If traveling by public transport or taxi service use the following address, bus routes and timetables can be viewed at

Matakatia Bay
Matakatia Parade
Hibiscus Coast