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Baylys Beach

Baylys Beach is a rapidly growing coastal community situated around ten minutes west of Dargaville. The community is a vibrant mix of young families, business people, retirees, surfers and everything in between.

Baylys Beach is a small part of Ripiro Beach; the longest West Coast beach in New Zealand. On offer for locals and visitors is an enviable playground including great surf casting opportunities, swimming, surfing, boogy boarding, kite surfing, excellent walking including the spectacular coastal track, picnics and play space for families, exposed ancient kauri forest relics, shellfish (tuatua and green lipped mussels), spectacular sandstone cliffs and the famous ever changing west coast sunsets. 

The entrance onto Baylys Beach is usually accessible at low tide for most vehicles. The locals recommend all vehicles are off the beach two hours either side of any high tide.

Baylys Beach has a wide range of accommodations on offer. Sharky’s café is open 7 days a week serving homemade take away foods or dine in restaurant and bar. 

Baylys Beach Community and Baylys Beach Society Inc (the voice for the community) both have face book pages to keep up to speed with the happenings and events in and around Baylys Beach.

No visit to the Kaipara and Dargaville is complete without exploring and experiencing Baylys Beach.