Our District

Beaches

The Kāpiti Coast coastline is approximately 40 kilometres long.  As well as being the location for significant urban development, our beautiful beaches are an important community asset with many unique characteristics and natural qualities.

Beach safety over summer

During the summer period, our beautiful beaches are highly popular with locals and visitors to the district. With more people in these areas, it’s important we follow a few simple rules to keep everyone safe! Vehicles on the beach Fires on the beach...

Fires on the beach

The council's Beach Bylaw allows the public to have small camp fires and barbeques on Kāpiti Coast beaches, subject to a fire permit being issued to a responsible person. Fire permits are subject to the following conditions always being met: fires are...

Horses on the beach

Horses are permitted on all Kāpiti beaches with restrictions on urban areas during summer as follows. Between 11am – 5pm from 1 December to the end of daylight savings (currently the first Sunday in April), no person shall ride or lead a horse on the...

Vehicles on the beach

Vehicles are permitted to access beaches: to launch or retrieve boats in designated boat launch areas, provided they take the shortest practical route to drive along the foreshore in beach driving areas ONLY (see maps below) for emergency purposes.    ...