is a small coastal town in the north of Auckland Region
in the North Island
of New Zealand
. It is situated on the eastern coast of the Mahurangi Peninsula and its namesake beach
faces east across Kawau Bay to Kawau Island
. The nearest town is Warkworth
, 8 km (5.0 mi) to the west, which is linked by 8 buses a day
and also Mahu City Express twice a day.