Takapuna is sometimes referred to as the unofficial 'capital' of Auckland's North Shore - a series of coastal suburbs across Shoal Bay from the city centre. The Takapuna Beach area is the centre of the North Shore's nightlife, being home to many bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. It is also the main shopping centre of the North Shore.
The beach here is a fine stretch of white sand looking out to Rangitoto Island, a substantial volcanic island which emerged from the sea as recently as 600 years ago.
Takapuna is a good family-friendly choice with safe swimming and lots of facilities such as picnic spots and play areas.
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Takapuna Beach tide times
Sat 20th OctoberHigh 04:26am (2.58m)
Low 10:32am (1.07m)
High 05:09pm (2.71m)
Low 11:06pm (1.01m)
Sun 21st OctoberHigh 05:26am (2.61m)
Low 11:28am (1.03m)
High 06:01pm (2.77m)
Low 11:56pm (0.95m)
Mon 22nd OctoberHigh 06:22am (2.70m)
Low 12:19pm (0.95m)
High 06:47pm (2.86m)
Tue 23rd OctoberLow 12:42am (0.86m)
High 07:10am (2.82m)
Low 01:06pm (0.85m)
High 07:31pm (2.95m)