Mercer Bay

Piha, Auckland
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

Laid out in front of majestic cliffs, the beach at Mercer Bay can be difficult to access. The trip down to the beach involves a steep descent, and there are a series of ropes to aid in the climb down. Once there, the views on hand are absolutely spectacular and the opportunities for low-tide sea caving are unrivalled. The beach itself is one of dark, smooth sand and many warm tidal pools can be found alongside it. There is a dirt carpark on the cliffs above, but no other facilities onsite.

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
  • No data available

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. Swim Guide NZ updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
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Monitoring Frequency

Mercer Bay is not sampled

Source Information

This beach is no longer monitored.

Previously, a beach received a pass in Swim Guide when samples were below the water quality standard of 140 enterococci/100 mL.

Previously, a beach received a fail in Swim Guide when samples exceeded the water quality criteria of 140 enterococci/100 mL.

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

You can report pollution concerns by calling 09 377 3107 and by using our Report Pollution tool on Swim Guide.

You can find more beaches in this area using Swim Guide or by visiting safeswim.nz.

Water Quality Graph

Mercer Bay

Piha, Auckland
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
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. Swim Guide NZ updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Laid out in front of majestic cliffs, the beach at Mercer Bay can be difficult to access. The trip down to the beach involves a steep descent, and there are a series of ropes to aid in the climb down. Once there, the views on hand are absolutely spectacular and the opportunities for low-tide sea caving are unrivalled. The beach itself is one of dark, smooth sand and many warm tidal pools can be found alongside it. There is a dirt carpark on the cliffs above, but no other facilities onsite.

Monitoring Frequency

Mercer Bay is not sampled

Source Information

This beach is no longer monitored.

Previously, a beach received a pass in Swim Guide when samples were below the water quality standard of 140 enterococci/100 mL.

Previously, a beach received a fail in Swim Guide when samples exceeded the water quality criteria of 140 enterococci/100 mL.

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

You can report pollution concerns by calling 09 377 3107 and by using our Report Pollution tool on Swim Guide.

You can find more beaches in this area using Swim Guide or by visiting safeswim.nz.

Water Quality Graph

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