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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  • October 11, 2017
    Great beach, plenty to explore in walking distance, clean, soft sand, plenty of space, clean toliets, water available, free parking.  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    Easy to get to, boardwalk around top of beach a pleasure to use and lots of entry points to the beach. nice white sand  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    The whole coast line is an amazing picture perfect beach, with large clean sand beach and dunes it’s perfect for lying on the beach or letting kids play in the sand or walking dogs ( not on the main b...  more »

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