The East Coast Bays Community Project operates from the Bays Community Centre and provides a wide range of community events and activities as well as managing both the Centre and St Annes hall for community use.
Activities organised by the group range from exercise classes on the beach front like 'Shake your booty Browns Bay' through to easter egg hunts, bands on the beach and plenty of activities for the kids.
It is a community-based-not-for-profit organisation which has charitable status. The organisation began in 1989 as a group of people in East Coast Bays who wanted to see a Community House established in their community. In 1991, a community worker was employed to assist with this initiative and the society was incorporated in 1992.
Check out what they do and the up coming programs on either their website or Facebook page below.
The Browns Bay Market is held every Sunday from 7am till 12pm in the car park at 25 Anzac Road. This is one of the only community run markets in New Zealand. Stall holder site fees go towards local community projects, including the local coast guard unit. There is a range of goods for sale and stalls are constantly changing, from tools and antiques, designer clothes, books, second hand clothes, bags, hand crafts, art, hand made jewellery, a wide variety of fresh produce, home baking, flowers, plants, free range eggs and honey.
If are interested in holding a stall at this market, all you have to do is arrive on the day before 6-30am dependent on weather. The cost per site is $15, with additional costs for a table and gazebo if required. For more information visit the Browns Bay Market Website or check out their Facebook page below.
Since the first settlers arrived in Browns Bay, our gorgeous beach has always been the place to be over summer. Whether you're taking the kids out for the day, or relaxing with friends, there is no better way to spend a hot summers day. With coffee shops alongside the beach, skate park for the teens, playground for the kids and the blissfully cool water to take care of that hot sun.
Our seaside community is lucky enough to the Hauraki Golf right on our doorstep, providing unlimited boating and fishing opportunities for locals and visitors a like. The boat ramp is located at the northern end of the beach, just off Beach Road.
If you are keen on boating and would like to meet some like minded individuals you should consider joining the Browns Bay Boating Club. The Boating Club is made up of families and individuals who all share a passion for safe and enjoyable water activities centred around boating. The Browns Bay Boating Club hosts a variety of events and competitions for members, as well as offering the use of club tractors for launching boats, this makes life a whole lot easier when trying to launch form the bay. For more information on what they do and how to join, check out their website below.
The little skate park with enormous views! The Browns Bay skate park is a friendly & safe park enjoyed by children, teens & adults a like on every kind of wheels. Over looking the beach and Rangitoto Island, I'm not sure you'll be able to find a better view from a skate park anywhere else in Auckland, maybe even New Zealand. As well as the fantastic views , the skate park also boast functionality with all the trims and fittings, and both a small & large half pipe.
Nestled right beside the skate park and a short walk from the local cafes is Browns Bays Beach playground. This playground is suitable for toddlers right through to school children. The playground features a six-way swing, several climbing areas, wooden ship with a wiggly slide, supernova spinner and a number of other exciting activities.
With a skate park, playground, beach, and cafes all closely situated together, the Browns Bay Beach front is perfect a family picnic or day out.