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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

Where to find the iSITE

Physical Address: 9 Paul Street, Wairoa 4108
Postal Address: PO Box 54, Wairoa 4160, Hawke’s Bay
Opening Hours:
Weekdays 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Weekends and public holidays 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
CLOSED Christmas Day

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0800 HAWKES BAY (429537 229)
and press 3 for Wairoa

+64 6 838 7440
+64 6 838 3901

9 Paul Street, Wairoa 4108
PO Box 54, Wairoa 4160, Hawke’s Bay
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