Al­gies Bay

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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.

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