Maunganui Beach, Mount Maunganui

(4.9/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I love the beach and that you can find different characteristics from shallow to deep from sand to cliffs. Good spots 
  • Fabulous popular beach. Plenty going on in the summer. Safe and picturesque. Walk around or up the Mount nearby. Both enjoyable. 
  • I love this beach, everyday it looks different. When the tide is low the beach is enormous and even during high tide there is a lot of beach but the sand is deeper. They keep is clean and there are li...  more »