About Cooks Beach
Fishing and BoatingThe Purangi estuary lies at the south end of Cooks Beach and includes a boat ramp and park ing. The boat ramp is also a comfortable exit for kayakers who are interested in rowing up stream for some bird watching.
Walks in the areaShakespeares Cliff is a great family outing with 180 degree view of Mercury Bay. You can catch the ferry from Whitianga to Ferry Landing to do the Whitiang Rock Walk which leads you past Back Bay and down to the Maramatotara track to the road. Cross the road and walk on to Flaxmill Bay, take the pathway in the corner up to Shakespeares Cliff.
Looking out from Shakepeares Cliff on your right you will see Lonely Bay which you can access by a path from the parking area at Shakespeares view point.
Things To Do In Cooks Beach
The Purangi Reserve which can be found at the south end of Cooks Beach has a shaded public area and a playground, and is the perfect venue for a lazy afternoon on the waters edge. Situated on the Purangi estuary the reserve is a popular meeting place for families and the community.