Anaura Bay at North Camp

Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

This is the nicest spot on Anaura Bay for swimming, boating, surfing and fishing. While the entire bay provides a safe swim, water quality is best in the northern end of this 2km sandy beach. Campers are encouraged to boil water before drinking it and wash off in the campgrounds showers after swimming. Other amenities include a community kitchen, children's play area and toilets.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on January 12th, 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 January 12th, 2020 at 3:22 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Anaura Bay at North Camp is sampled weekly from October 15th from April 15th.

Source Information

The Gisborne District Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Gisborne region.

Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swim At 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

Anaura Bay at North Camp

Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on January 12th, 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 January 12th, 2020 at 3:22 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

This is the nicest spot on Anaura Bay for swimming, boating, surfing and fishing. While the entire bay provides a safe swim, water quality is best in the northern end of this 2km sandy beach. Campers are encouraged to boil water before drinking it and wash off in the campgrounds showers after swimming. Other amenities include a community kitchen, children's play area and toilets.

Monitoring Frequency

Anaura Bay at North Camp is sampled weekly from October 15th from April 15th.

Source Information

The Gisborne District Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Gisborne region.

Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swim At 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

  Beach Location Water Quality
Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand
Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand
Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand
Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand
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