Bayswater Marina is is enclosed on three sides by a 900 meter floating breakwater that is open to the public for walking and enjoying the views and sea breezes at sea level. It also provides deepwater access and is popular for fishing.
Bayswater breakwater is easy to access by parking across from the big old white building at the north end of the marina, just south of Marine Parade Reserve. It’s a short walk to the ramp to the breakwater itself.
A gate at the top of the ramp is locked at sunset, and whenever marina management considers weather conditions unsafe.
Early views include Shoal Bay and the Harbour Bridge.
The south side looks right across Waitemata Harbor at central Auckland.
The last section was closed on my last visit. I assume marina management has deemed it unsafe for some reason.
If you could reach the end of hte breakwater you’d have an even better view over Ngataringa Bay to Stanley Point.
These larger walled platforms seem to have been built for fishing.
On the way back you’re looking over Shoal Bay toward Takapuna.
Everything looked great in the light of the approaching sunset, and I wasn’t done walking.
The tide was low, and the coast beckoned.
I didn’t have time to go far. But I did confirm that i wanted to come back and walk this coast another time.
Bayswater is a favorite north shore location with some great coast access and unique views of Auckland.
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