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. Make Maunganui Beach part of your personalized Tauranga itinerary using our Tauranga trip maker tool .
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  • I love the beach, just too much! Clean, beautiful, sea green, with many options around. People educated, thoughtful, a place where the sun burns too but local tempers the environment temperature. Climbing mount manganue is challenging and a wonderful exercise!
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  • Such a lovely spot all year round, beautiful cafes and restraunts and amazing boutique shopping. There are a range of activities to do at the Mount as well.  more »
  • This beach is beautiful and just behind it are all the facilities you could want with great cafes. No surf the days we were there so great for younger kids but my teens were dissappointed that they co...  more »

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