Follow our beach safety tips to ensure your day at the beach with little ones goes just swimmingly!
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Check the water quality You don't want to end up sick from your swim, so before you go, check out the Land Air Water Aotearoa Can I swim here? website for information on your favourite swimming spot. Councils monitor the water quality at popular swimming sites weekly during the summer months so the site is regularly updated. Signs about water quality and whether it's safe for swimming should be posted on the beach too. LAWA recommends you avoid swimming for 48 hours after heavy rainfall.