Takapuna Beach is a lovely spot – it’s a beautiful sandy beach that provides safe swimming and wonderful views out to Rangitoto, all within a 15 minute drive of the city centre.
On our last visit we were in search of a decent cup of coffee and stumbled upon the Takapuna Beach Café and Store at the beach’s northern end. The sun was shining and both the Café and Store were packed, always a good sign.
The Café serves upmarket fare and the Store has Allpress coffee, pastries, staples like milk and bread, along with more exclusive picnic fillers. But the biggest hit on our visit was the award winning Gelato!