Baylys Beach

Baylys Beach, New Zealand
Managed by Pulse Energy

Baylys Beach is located on one of the longest stretches of sand in New Zealand. Over 100 kilometers of golden sand lines the Tasman Sea. The area is perfect for swimming, fishing, water sports and the sand is used for motorbiking and horse riding.

Picturesque sand dunes, miles of petrified kauri wood, lava flow clumps and evidence of shipwrecks line the beach. Over 113 shipwrecks have been recoded along the Kaipara Coastline. A memorial plaque was placed at the lookout on the road to Bayly's Beach to commemorate Noel Hilliam, a local historian and curator of the Dargaville Memorial Museum. In 1807 the area was a major battlefield between the invading Nga Puhi and local Ngati Whatua. It was the first time muskets were used in tribal warfare, however the local Ngati Whatua defeated the musket wielding Nga Puhi with traditional weapons. A monument commemorating the battle stands at this beach.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on March 5th, 2018. Pulse Energy updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Baylys Beach is sampled weekly from January 1st to March 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Northland Regional Council's Recreational Swimming Water Quality Programme (RSWQP) monitors water quality throughout Northland's Coastal and Freshwater beaches.

Over 40 coastal and about 12 freshwater sites are tested weekly for 12 weeks from November to February. From February to March sometimes Northland only tests twenty three coastal and three freshwater sites are tested weekly.

Results are posted on every Friday.

Coastal sites are tested for enterococci levels. Beaches with elevated levels of bacteria are tested more regularly. If the beach is located near a waste treatment plant, in which case E.coli levels would also be tested.

RSWQP issues an amber alert if a single sample level of enterococci are greater than 140 units / 100 ml of water. Daily testing would occur to determine if the problem is ongoing. When two consecutive results show Enterococci levels higher than 280 units / 100ml of water warnings are posted. Signs will also be posted at beaches and until water levels return to a safe level.

Pulse Energy updates Swim Guide for the latest water quality information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season.

A beach has a GREEN current status in Swim Guide when it has met the water quality standard of <140 enterococci/100 mL and has a rank of GREEN.

A beach has a RED current status in Swim Guide when samples exceed the water quality criteria of >140 enterococci/100 mL and there is an AMBER or RED alert.

A beach is marked Grey in Swim Guide when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swimming is not recommended within 48 hours after a heavy rain fall or around storm water outfalls and at stream mouths.

For more information about the Northland Swimming Water Quality Monitoring Programme, visit the Northland Regional Council’s website: www.nrc.govt.nz/swimming

You can report any pollution concerns in Northland by calling the 24/7 Environmental Hotline toll-free on 0800 504 639.

Data in Swim Guide is sourced from LAWA’s “Can I Swim Here” program.
Visit LAWA’s factsheet on recreational monitoring in NZ here. https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/what-do-the-swim-icons-mean/
LAWA assigns each site a grade, which is based on the last three years of monitoring data from the site.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Baylys Beach

Baylys Beach, New Zealand
Managed by Pulse Energy

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on March 5th, 2018. Pulse Energy updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   

Baylys Beach is located on one of the longest stretches of sand in New Zealand. Over 100 kilometers of golden sand lines the Tasman Sea. The area is perfect for swimming, fishing, water sports and the sand is used for motorbiking and horse riding.

Picturesque sand dunes, miles of petrified kauri wood, lava flow clumps and evidence of shipwrecks line the beach. Over 113 shipwrecks have been recoded along the Kaipara Coastline. A memorial plaque was placed at the lookout on the road to Bayly's Beach to commemorate Noel Hilliam, a local historian and curator of the Dargaville Memorial Museum. In 1807 the area was a major battlefield between the invading Nga Puhi and local Ngati Whatua. It was the first time muskets were used in tribal warfare, however the local Ngati Whatua defeated the musket wielding Nga Puhi with traditional weapons. A monument commemorating the battle stands at this beach.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Baylys Beach is sampled weekly from January 1st to March 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Northland Regional Council's Recreational Swimming Water Quality Programme (RSWQP) monitors water quality throughout Northland's Coastal and Freshwater beaches.

Over 40 coastal and about 12 freshwater sites are tested weekly for 12 weeks from November to February. From February to March sometimes Northland only tests twenty three coastal and three freshwater sites are tested weekly.

Results are posted on every Friday.

Coastal sites are tested for enterococci levels. Beaches with elevated levels of bacteria are tested more regularly. If the beach is located near a waste treatment plant, in which case E.coli levels would also be tested.

RSWQP issues an amber alert if a single sample level of enterococci are greater than 140 units / 100 ml of water. Daily testing would occur to determine if the problem is ongoing. When two consecutive results show Enterococci levels higher than 280 units / 100ml of water warnings are posted. Signs will also be posted at beaches and until water levels return to a safe level.

Pulse Energy updates Swim Guide for the latest water quality information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season.

A beach has a GREEN current status in Swim Guide when it has met the water quality standard of <140 enterococci/100 mL and has a rank of GREEN.

A beach has a RED current status in Swim Guide when samples exceed the water quality criteria of >140 enterococci/100 mL and there is an AMBER or RED alert.

A beach is marked Grey in Swim Guide when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swimming is not recommended within 48 hours after a heavy rain fall or around storm water outfalls and at stream mouths.

For more information about the Northland Swimming Water Quality Monitoring Programme, visit the Northland Regional Council’s website: www.nrc.govt.nz/swimming

You can report any pollution concerns in Northland by calling the 24/7 Environmental Hotline toll-free on 0800 504 639.

Data in Swim Guide is sourced from LAWA’s “Can I Swim Here” program.
Visit LAWA’s factsheet on recreational monitoring in NZ here. https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/what-do-the-swim-icons-mean/
LAWA assigns each site a grade, which is based on the last three years of monitoring data from the site.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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