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

We have 40kms of coastline here in Kāpiti and our beautiful beaches are highly popular with locals and visitors to the district. While they're there for everyone to enjoy, it’s important we follow a few simple rules to keep everyone safe! Vehicles on t...

Fires on the beach

Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) are the responsible Authority under the changes in Legislation brought about by The Fire and Emergency New Zealand Bill 2016.  You need a permit for a beach fire all year round in Kāpiti.  Apply for your beach fire...

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 below maps showing accessways and...