Some of the most visited coastline in Kāpiti is at Paraparaumu Beach. It's a popular spot for building sandcastles, fishing, boating, and kayaking. You often see people with crab or flounder fish nets knee-deep in the surf, and collecting shellfish here.
The nearby Maclean Park playground and skate park is a great spot for families as are the sea-facing picnic tables and benches for al fresco dining. The magical view of Kāpiti Island from Paraparaumu Beach will remind you of why you live here.