Maunganui Beach, Mount Maunganui

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Walk down the along the white sands of Maunganui Beach, looking for shells and watching surfers--or catch a wave yourself. The beach stretches on a huge sandbar beginning at the base of the volcano and ending in a sheltered bay with a harbor. Stop for a snack of tasty seafood at the row of small eateries just above the shore, or cruise the many cafes and shops of the relaxed beach town, nicknamed "The Mount." Hike up the mountain to admire the view of the ocean and the harbor from above, where the sand dunes break up the skyline. The beach makes for a great stroll year-round, but note that parking is often difficult to find. To visit Maunganui Beach on your holiday in Tauranga, and find out what else Tauranga has to offer, use our Tauranga itinerary builder.
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  • The long stretching beach provides plenty of space for even the busiest of times. The active surf life saving club is present in Summer displaying their atheletic abilities and volleyball and other co...  more »
  • We loved to stay on the Beach. It was the 11th of June and the temperature was 22° on the Beach. The kids really enjoyed to play and make castles on the sand. Very nice and clean beach with nice view ...  more »
  • Went for a long walk along this beach with friends who live in the area, it was a beautiful day, people & digs enjoying themselves, only sorry it was too cold for me to go swimming.  more »