Beaches & Swimming

This page lists some of the options for swimming in the Tasman District.


The warm waters of Tasman are generally ideal for swimming. Located in one of the sunniest regions of New Zealand, the Tasman District has a wide selection of places to swim. These include recreation beaches, river reserves and public swimming pools.

There are no patrolled beaches, so swimmers should take extra care to consider their safety before setting out.

Think before you swim:

  • Can you be seen? Avoid areas with lots of boat traffic and consider a bright swim cap or fluoro t-shirt;
  • Avoid swimming near boat launching ramps or wharves, especially when they are in use by boats - take special care to watch out for children near ramps;
  • Do not swim in areas reserved for waterskiing or access lanes if they are in use;
  • Avoid channels or other areas subject to strong currents, especially during outgoing tides.

Kaiteriteri Beach

Changes to the water skiing area at Kaiteriteri Beach each summer affect swimmers too.

  • During the two hours either side of high tide, there is plenty of water for everyone. If anyone is waterskiing, swimmers must stay out of the waterskiing area.
  • Outside of these times, swimmers are welcome to share the water there with any boats.
  • There have been no changes to the areas reserved for swimmers in front of the beach camp and at the lagoon entrance.
  • Read more about priority times for water skiers.

Beach Locations

Find a swimming beach in the Tasman region.

Public Swimming Pools

Find a public swimming pool or school pool in the Tasman region.

River Reserves

Find out where to go for a river swim in the Tasman region.

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