Cactus Bay

Considered by many locals to be Waiheke Island's most prestigous beach. With pohutakawa trees growing out of the white sands, sub-tropical bush in the valleys, and clean clear waters to swim or snorkel. Cactus Bay got its name by several Agavi cactus growing unusually on the western side. Cactus Bay is reachable by boat. For decades Cactus Bay, east of Onetangi on the northern coast of the island, was popular with locals as a secluded getaway. However, after the 20-year dispute over the loop road was settled, landowner John Spencer firmly rejected the idea of public access to the beach and now the only way to get there is by sea.

Last updated: 4/8/2013