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Port Waikato's Sunset Beach temporarily closed

Due to increased erosion at Sunset Beach in Port Waikato after recent seasonal tides, Waikato District Council is temporarily closing access to the beach, except for emergency vehicles, until potential hazards can be removed.

The soil supporting the foundations of a property is being eroded away, putting it at risk of it falling onto the beach below.

Work is underway to safely remove the building.

“The safety of our community and visitors is our top priority, so we ask that people stay off the beach until further notice,” says Mayor Jacqui Church. “We know erosion and it’s impacts have been major concerns for Port Waikato individuals and families over the last decade and we’re working with the community to plan for the future.”

The car park at the Sunset Beach Surf Club is also partially cordoned off due to erosion concerns and is being monitored closely. We advise vehicles avoid the car park if possible. 

Council will be monitoring and provide updates on Port Waikato erosion webpage.