Unauthorised Vehicle Access - Titahi Bay Beach

This page explains why access to Titahi Bay Beach is closed at night, and the hours that the closure applies to.

Legislation which applies to closure

Pursuant to Section 342 and Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 1974, the Porirua City Council temporarily prohibits unauthorised traffic on the beach access roads at night between 9.30pm and 5am. 

Reason for closure

The closure aims to improve public safety by assisting with the control of unsociable behaviour at night on the beach; to assist with the enforcement of Regional Coastal Rules 82 and 83; and to protect the beach environment.  The temporary prohibition will be monitored and will inform the development of a long term solution of vehicle access and control on Titahi Bay beach.

Access roads to be closed

The roads to be closed at night to unauthorised traffic are:

a. The sealed beach access road at the corner of Bay Drive and Richard St; and
b. The sealed beach access road from South Beach Access Road across Beach Road.

Access restrictions

Gates will be locked each night between 9.30 pm and the following morning at 5 am. 

Authorised Traffic to beach

  1. Pedestrians
  2. Emergency and Council vehicles will be supplied keys to retain 24-hour access to the beach.
  3. Registered Titahi Bay beach boatshed owners may retain access on request.

Registered Titahi Bay boatshed owners are invited to apply to us for a gate key using the application form below.

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