Nestled between busy Snells Beach and the popular Martin’s Bay, lies the little known seaside gem of Algies Bay.
It’s extremely popular with boaties who use tractors to launch their boats at low tide. Many waterfront properties have their own concrete boat ramps for easy access to Kawau Bay, or there’s a choice of two public boat ramps. The ramp next to the Sandspit Yacht Club has plenty of parking.
Although there are no shops at Algies Bay. It’s only a short drive to Snells Beach for necessary supplies. The yacht club provides lessons and race days for budding sailors.
The bay is home to a small permanent population of retired people and families, who makes the most of the quiet location.
During the week there’s little traffic – just the occasional tractor towing a boat or sometimes a horse and rider heading to the beach.
A must visit is the Highfield Garden Reserve, that separates Algies Bay from Snells Beach. It’s home to friendly donkeys and white ducks. The reserve has an amazing lookout and steep steps down to Algies Bay.