Brick Bay views

Breath-tak­ing panorama

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The first set­tlers in Matakana ar­rived about 1842 and lived along the coast on ei­ther side of the Matakana River. “An English­man named Man­ners, a mem­ber of a branch of the Duke of Rut­land’s fam­ily, started a brick kiln at Brick Bay be­tween the river mouth and Snells Beach,” ac­cord­ing to The Rock and the sky by H Mab­bett. His­tory books also say the area had a store, a ho­tel, a board­ing house and a post of­fice. To get to Brick Bay, fol­low the signs to Snells Beach from Wark­worth but make a left turn af­ter about 7km where Sand­spit Rd curves down to­ward the wa­ter. Brick Bay Rd is a right turn just be­fore the Sand­spit camp­ing ground. The bush-lined road winds up into the hills where many homes have spec­tac­u­lar views from Great Bar­rier Is­land back to Auck­land and across to Kawau Is­land. Brick Bay has pub­lic toi­lets and a grassy re­serve in front of the beach.

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