Reputedly to have one of the longest stretch of unbroken sand of all the beaches on North Island, Baylys beach nevertheless receives far less visitors than the more famous Ninety Mile Beach.
Auckland is the commercial capital of New Zealand but anything to the North can be considered "Northland". Preferred destination for tourists and workers alike when surf, sand, diving and fishing is involved. It has a solid rural base of Dary, Beef and Sheep as well as horticulture and wineyards. Whangarei is the regional city on the way up to Cape Reinga at the northernmost tip of the island.