It is recommended recreational users allow the water to clear before using the beach again after periods of heavy rainfall.
Kaiteriteri Beach is fifteen minutes drive north of Motueka.
This beach has the highest usage of any beach in Tasman District. During the peak Christmas-February period the beach has between 700 and 1500 visitors a day, with a season average of between 100 to 500 visitors a day.
The main recreational uses are swimming, waterskiing, kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding. A pontoon is moored in the bay for swimmers to dive off. Care needs to be taken to swim only in the three designated swimming areas and not within the boat landing areas and water-ski lanes.
The water quality at Little Kaiteriteri beach is also monitored.
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