Maunganui Beach, Mount Maunganui
(4.9/5 based on 950+ 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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  • Clean water. Clean sand. No crowds. An excellent walk along the board walk and on the beach itself. Beautiful pohutukawa trees were in flower with many Tuis in them. 
  • This is a beautiful walk, with a beautiful view, making it very pleasant and very comfortable, and relaxing. Nice to have a good time, and enjoy the clear waters.
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  • What what a gem of a beach! Lots of people around, lots of rocks and rock pools, lots of shells and the views are incredible Beautiful beach to walk down and to enjoy. We loved watching the sunset and...  more »