Known in Te Reo Maori as 'Omiha', Rocky Bay Beach is a hidden gem on Waiheke Island. Located on the south side of the island, the beach is accessed via a narrow and winding road that adds to the sense of adventure. The beach itself is small and secluded, with soft golden sand and crystal-clear water. The water is perfect for swimming and is generally calm, making it a great spot for families with young children.
One of the standout features of Rocky Bay Beach is the rocky outcroppings that line the shore. These formations provide a unique backdrop and add to the beauty of the beach. The rocks are also great for exploring and climbing, and provide an excellent spot for taking photos.
The beach is surrounded by lush native bush, and there are plenty of shady areas to set up a picnic. There are no shops near the beach, so it's important to bring plenty of water and snacks if you plan on spending a few hours there. The lack of facilities also adds to the feeling of being completely secluded, which is a big draw for many visitors.
Overall, Rocky Bay Beach is a beautiful spot that's well worth the visit. It's ideal for anyone looking for a quiet and secluded beach, away from the crowds. Whether you're looking to swim, sunbathe, or simply explore the rocky outcroppings, Rocky Bay Beach won't disappoint.
There is a superb childrens playground, large lawn area and free to use BBQs right at the waters edge. On weekends the Rocky Bay Hall offers a lovely traditional cafe with great coffee, tea and home made pastries and cakes.
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