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.
Vehicles are not permitted on most beaches in Kāpiti. There are some exemptions, so check the rules.
Dogs love the beach as much as we do, and Kāpiti has some fantastic off-leash areas where dogs can run and play freely. It’s important you know where your dog can be, and when – this can change from winter to summer, so check the seasonal rules.
Horses are permitted on all Kāpiti beaches, with restrictions on beach urban areas during summer.
There's nothing like a campfire at the beach – enjoying time with friends and whānau, baking potatoes and cooking pipi. If you want to light a fire on the beach, you must check with Fire and Emergency New Zealand whether you need a permit.