The Foxton SLSC was formed in February 1930 following a number of drownings that happened the previous year and in early 1930.
To celebrate our 75th jubilee in 2005 a mural was painted, depicting the work done by surf life savers to keep beachgoers safe. This has since been covered by an upgrade to the building.
The club patrols Foxton Beach, which attracts up to 600 visitors a day in summer.
The summer patrols start on the first week of December and run through to March, with weekday patrols during the school holidays.
We are a small club and are indebted to the help from other Capital Coast clubs; Palmerston North (Himatangi beach) Levin-Waitakere, Otaki, Paekakariki Titahi Bay, Lyall Bay, Worser Bay and Maranui.
Foxton Surf Lifesaving Club
About Foxton Beach
Foxton Beach is located close to the small settlement of Foxton, near Palmerston North.
It’s a great surfing beach, has a range of walkways, and the Manawatu Estuary is a famous bird sanctuary close to the beach. An elevated carpark overlooks the ocean beach - a great place to watch the sea and the sights or enjoy an awesome west coast sunset.
Kilometres of hard west coast iron sand makes this the perfect playground for kite sports and blow carting.
You can drive at low tide to the Manawatu River estuary, a favourite spot for fishing, jet skiing, sailing and pleasure boating.
Horses are allowed on the beach but must keep off the dunes. Dogs are allowed off leash on the beach outside of patrolled swimming areas and surf beach.