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 15th DecemberHigh 01:22am (2.73m)
Low 07:20am (0.89m)
High 01:49pm (2.83m)
Low 08:01pm (0.88m)
Sun 16th DecemberHigh 02:06am (2.68m)
Low 08:11am (0.97m)
High 02:34pm (2.79m)
Low 08:50pm (0.90m)
Mon 17th DecemberHigh 02:53am (2.65m)
Low 09:05am (1.02m)
High 03:23pm (2.75m)
Low 09:39pm (0.89m)
Tue 18th DecemberHigh 03:46am (2.64m)
Low 10:01am (1.02m)
High 04:17pm (2.75m)
Low 10:30pm (0.85m)