Opoutama Beach, or Blue Bay as it is often known, is part of the Māhia Peninsula and a family beach. The beach is a white sandy one, safe for swimming, relaxing, picnics, walking and surfing when conditions are right. At certain times of the year, it is possible to observe dolphins frolicking in the surf.
A number of large tuatua beds dot the area. These change position from time to time depending on winter and summer storms. Large rays and kahawai are the main inhabitants of the beach, but the occasional good-sized snapper is taken in the evenings.
Great for learners | Toilets available
Long, sandy beach break taking S-SW swells with N-NE offshore. Variety of beach breaks.
Great for learners-it is a safe ride on small southerlies.
The Brighton of the South Seas! Well protected and also good for beginners who want swells.
Blue Bay Road, Māhia
|9 Paul Street, Wairoa 4108
|PO Box 54, Wairoa 4160, Hawke’s Bay
|8:30 am - 4:30 pm
|Weekends and public holidays
|10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|CLOSED Christmas Day
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