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Pouawa Beach

Overseeing Body:

Gisborne District Council

Dog Policy:

Your dog is allowed at your camp site, but for the safety of other campers they must be under your control.

Last Update:

36 Gladstone Road, Gisborne, New Zealand, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, North Island


Pouawa Beach is located approximately 18km from Gisborne city. There is good swimming, fishing and diving.

Another camping area runs about 2km along the seafront under similar conditions to Waihau Beach. You can camp among the undulating sand dunes. Bring everything, including a chemical toilet. Very popular and busy in summer.

This is a restricted seasonal camping area, permit required.

Due to bad weather at the end of Match 2022, this camp is currently closed. If you wish to travel to this camp, contact the Gisbourne District Council to check the camp is open. Phone us (+64 06) 867 2049 or freephone 0800 653 800 any time, day or night - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



06 8672049