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Tauranga City Council has 18km of white sandy beaches to enjoy.  There are many accessways along the coast to assist with protecting the dune system. Accessways are numbered as per Bay of Plenty Regional Council numbering system and accessway locations can be found on their website.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council maps

Tauranga City Council manages the activities in the coastal environment on land. However, TCC bylaws do apply down to the low water mark. The Beaches Bylaw guides appropriate activities and usage of the beach are available on the website.

Beaches bylaw

The sorts of activity the Council undertakes to look after our beaches includes regular beach grooming, maintaining accessways , controlling weeds in the dunes, restoring dunes to native vegetation and working closely with Coast Care.

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council manage the day to day management of the coast below mean high water springs and have plans and information on coastal management, such as the operative Regional Coastal Environment Plan and beach profile monitoring.

Coast Care Bay of Plenty is a community partnership programme, which uses local knowledge and enthusiasm to restore the form and function of the dunes in the Bay of Plenty.  Coast Care's community volunteers have planted nearly 200,000 native dune plants onto the region's beaches!

Coast Care Bay of Plenty

Can I have my wedding at the beach?

 Further Information on having wedding at a beach

Last Reviewed: 22/12/2016