Plimmerton beach is one of my favourite beaches. I played and swum here as a child and I have lived for more than 20 years in a nearby suburb.
It has a lovely large sandy bay with very safe swimming.
And on some of the sea walls there are quotes from Shakespeare made from old pieces of brick that have washed up on this beach.
Read about those here, here and here.
It also has rocky areas mixed with sand.
It has views across the opening of the Porirua harbour to Whitireia Park.
And around in the next bay there are wee sandy coves and lots of rocks with rock pools to search in.