Surfdale beach is one of the tidal mudflats located in Huruhi Bay on the south side of the island. It is often breezy due to the prevailing southerly wind, which makes it a favourite spot for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Being a calm beach, high tide allows the opportunity for swimming, but this is not one of Waiheke’s best swimming spots as being mudflats, it can be prone to sea-lice.
Local facilities are located further a field than the beach. Within a few minutes walk you will find Miami Road, on which is a small cluster of amenities which include Surfdale’s pizzeria, bakery, diary, hairdresser, licensed pub, and the public toilets. The majority of Waiheke buses (with the exception of the Palm Beach bus) run along Miami Road so Surfdale is well supported by local transport.