Minnehaha is simply a little slice of paradise. It is a great secluded little beach that you can access through Minnehaha Ave or by walking along the coastal walk between Takapuna and Milford. Although it is very close to Takapuna, it is very secluded and its own beautiful bay.
The waves here are small making it a safe place to swim, although the water can be cold!
As Minnehaha is a little beach, there is just a small area of sand for you to relax on. However, there is also a large tree you can use to cover yourself from the sun if you need.
This picturesque spot is perfect for a picnic, a swim to beat the heat or just to soak up the sun on the beach. The views of Rangitoto Island and the Hauraki Gulf are incredible, so make sure you bring your camera to make the most of it.
There is a limited amount of road parks on Minnehaha Avenue so take that into consideration when planning your visit. Once you have parked then it’s just a short, steep concrete path through some bush onto the coastal concrete walkway until you reach the secret bay. You can often find fisherman on the rocks that are on either side of the bay.