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Big Manly Beach
Phil Dawson
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Big Manly Beach

Big Manly Beach is located half way along the Peninsula on the north side.  With a beautiful long sandy beach, childrens play area, changing facilities, ski lane for boats and people doing water sports and two very large swimming zones marked with buoys. There is no boat ramp but good vehicle access and plenty of trailer parking.   One of the best beaches in the Auckland region. The beach is approximately one kilometre from end to end and is very sheltered from all winds except for strong north easterlies.

No matter what the tide the beach is sandy all the to the water's edge with very little rocks or obstacles. At low tide you can also walk around the cliff edges to Tindalls Bay and beyond.  Big Manly is also the home of activity adventure companies Flying Forwards and Hauraki Adventures, there's also a surf club and sailing school directly opposite the main boat ramp.

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