Scandrett Regional Park is located on the north east tip of the Mahurangi Peninsula. It is picturesque and sheltered and includes lovely grassy areas to picnic and play sport. Pohutakawa trees provide lovely natural shade right on the beach. Carparking is nice and handy to the bay, public toilets, drinking fountains and running water also available. Boat launching facilities are not available, however it is a popular spot for fishing off the rocks. A lovely safe swimming beach and a great spot to launch a kayak and explore the coast.
It is a place of historical significance featuring the family homestead of the Scandrett family and the original farm buildings (cowshed, diary, boatshed etc) dating back to the late 1870s.
It is also a great place to view shorebirds with a resident population of NZ dotterel and oystercatcher. Kereru, tui, fantail are often spotted here as well.
There are some great walking tracks as well;
Martins Bay Track 10mins
Mullet Point Loop 1 hour (2km)
Scandrett Bay Loop ¾ hour (1km)
Surprisingly this spot feels still relatively undiscovered, because on the day we visited it was a stunning summer Sunday afternoon and whilst the neighbouring Martins Bay was packed, Scandrett bay felt secluded and quiet. We were also fortunate to spot some baby shorebirds foraging along the rockbeds.