In 1809, a sailing ship named ‘The Pegasus’ surveyed part of the South Island. The ship was from where the area was named.
Pegasus Bay’s sandy beach runs from Banks Peninsula to the Waipara River mouth and can be accessed by going along a private access road. Among the community of Pegasus Bay, a fantastic nearby playground for children, surfing and the beach in general are highlights. The Pegasus Beach surf club can also attend to your surfing needs.