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.
Looking after our beaches
Find out how you can help keep Kāpiti's beaches beautiful, for now and for future generations.
Swimming at the beach
Our beaches are generally very safe for swimming, but it's good to check the surf patrols and recreational water quality...
Vehicles on the beach
Vehicles are not permitted on most beaches in Kāpiti. There are some exemptions, so check the rules.
Dogs on the beach
Dogs love the beach as much as we do, and Kāpiti has some fantastic off-leash areas where dogs can run and play freely....
Horses on the beach
Horses are permitted on all Kāpiti beaches, with restrictions on beach urban areas during summer.
Fires on the beach
There's nothing like a campfire at the beach – enjoying time with friends and whānau, baking potatoes and cooking pipi....
Making the most of our beautiful coastline involves getting out on the water for many of us.
Fishing off the beach
Our beaches have great fishing for surfcasters and longline users. It's good to remember other beach users, and there's...