Campbells Bay (Centennial Park)
Campbells Bay lies between Castor Bay and Mairangi Bay. It is popular with families, executive couples and retirees as it offers a residential area which is largely devoid of commercial development, while providing a number of pristine outdoor amenities.
Campbells Bay beach is a small, safe swimming beach accessed from either The Esplanade or Huntly Reserve at the end of Huntly Road. The reserve covers just under half a hectare of mainly level land on the southern side of Campbells Bay stream. A bridge over the stream provides safe high tide access to the beach and the reserve is used for a wide range of informal activities such as cricket, kite flying and picnics. There’s a brand new modular style playground, which is partly fenced, and a toilet block, as well. The local community has a significant interest in the care and development of this reserve – a relationship which is encouraged by the council – and there are regular working bees, public events and other activities.
One of Auckland’s largest metropolitan parks, Centennial is a popular recreational space which offers walking tracks and stunning sea views, as well as popular Campbells Bay Tennis club, and Pupuke Golf Course.