Baylys Beach at Sea View Road

Baylys Beach, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

Baylys Beach is located on one of the longest stretches of sand in New Zealand. Over 100 kilometres 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 recorded 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.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

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 1st, 2020. Swim Guide NZ updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on March 1st, 2020 at 1:55 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Baylys Beach at Sea View Road is sampled weekly from December 1st from March 1st.

Source Information

Northland Regional Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Northland region.

Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swimAt this site, water is regularly tested for levels of Enterococci during the summer months. This faecal indicator bacteria is used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water.See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in this LAWA factsheet: https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/coastal-and-freshwater-recreation-monitoring/Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest Enterococci test result was in the range of 0 - 280 Enterococci / 100 mL.Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest test result exceeded 280 Enterococci / 100 mL or frequently exceeds the standard or there is a temporary water quality issue outside the routine testing programme (e.g. sewage overflow).See information on the standards for recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the 'What do the swim icons mean?' LAWA factsheet.LAWA recommends for all sites, to avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after significant rain, even for sites that normally have good water quality.A good rule of thumb is to check that you can see your toes in knee deep water.See www.lawa.org.nz/swim for up to date information on current warnings and alerts, weather conditions, tides, real-time water temperatures, what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

Water Quality Graph

Baylys Beach at Sea View Road

Baylys Beach, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

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 1st, 2020. Swim Guide NZ updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on March 1st, 2020 at 1:55 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Baylys Beach is located on one of the longest stretches of sand in New Zealand. Over 100 kilometres 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 recorded 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 at Sea View Road is sampled weekly from December 1st from March 1st.

Source Information

Northland Regional Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Northland region.

Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swimAt this site, water is regularly tested for levels of Enterococci during the summer months. This faecal indicator bacteria is used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water.See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in this LAWA factsheet: https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/coastal-and-freshwater-recreation-monitoring/Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest Enterococci test result was in the range of 0 - 280 Enterococci / 100 mL.Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest test result exceeded 280 Enterococci / 100 mL or frequently exceeds the standard or there is a temporary water quality issue outside the routine testing programme (e.g. sewage overflow).See information on the standards for recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the 'What do the swim icons mean?' LAWA factsheet.LAWA recommends for all sites, to avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after significant rain, even for sites that normally have good water quality.A good rule of thumb is to check that you can see your toes in knee deep water.See www.lawa.org.nz/swim for up to date information on current warnings and alerts, weather conditions, tides, real-time water temperatures, what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

Water Quality Graph

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