A small skateboard area sits opposite the Leigh General Store, next to the Leigh School grounds.
There are children’s playgounds at Matheson Bay, Whangateau Domain, Matakana Country Park, and at Omaha.
Public facilities are at Pakiri Beach, Matheson Bay, Goat Island, Leigh Hall, Leigh Wharf, Whangateau Domain, Big Omaha Wharf, Ti Point, Pt Wells, Omaha Boat Ramp, Omaha Surf Club and and Matakana Village.
Leigh has two tennis courts situated in Albert St, next to the Bowling Club.
Leigh Harbour has a concrete boat ramp suitable for trailer boats up to 6m (except at low tide); Omaha has a larger concrete boat ramp suitable for launching on all but the smallest spring low tides. Other small boat ramps are at Point Wells, Big Omaha and Whangateau Domain (high tide only).
Many fishermen like to try their luck off wharves but should remember to pull fishing lines in when boats move alongside. Wharves in the area include Leigh Harbour, Ti Point, Omaha and Big Omaha.
St Michaels and All Angels Church in Leigh is an interdenominational church with Methodist, Presbyterian and Anglican Services.
At Matakana there are three cinemas of various sizes, that show a good range of movies. Check their website to see what’s playing and when www.matakanacinemas.co.nz
The Leigh Markets will be held from January to April 2017 on the 2nd Sunday of the month at the Leigh Hall from 8.30am to 1pm.
Matakana Village has a very popular Saturday morning Farmers’ Market where you can sample local delights and purchase fresh produce. There is often live music to add to the atmosphere so it pays to linger a while over a coffee.
The Matakana Indie Craft Market is open every Sunday over summer to Easter or 3rd Sunday April – November.
The Matakana Country Park also has a Saturday morning market with a range of local products plus fresh vegetables for sale.
Lookouts and seats
There are plenty of good places to enjoy the views of the area and the Leigh Community Club and Business Community have added seats near many of the walking tracks. The lookout area along Cape Rodney Road has views out to Little Barrier Island, Goat Island and Omaha Bay. At the top of Pakiri Hill the views across Leigh and Omaha Bay are spectacular.