Woman's body found on beach

23:36, Jan 06 2013

A woman was found dead on the beach at Arkles Bay in Whangaparaoa this morning.

Police say the body was found at 6.45am today on the peninsula, 35km north of Auckland.

The death is unexplained and the body is yet to be identified.

A St John ambulance spokeswoman confirmed staff attended the scene, but would not say whether the person was alive on arrival.

Police have declined to give more details.