Mt Maunganui Main Beach, Mount Maunganui

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Walk down the along the white sands of Mt Maunganui Main 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 Mt Maunganui Main Beach part of your personalized Tauranga itinerary using our Tauranga trip maker tool .
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  • Main Beach has a rip at the south end that surfers love. It pulls them out to the break even without them paddling.  more »
  • A great place to walk or relax after a trip up Mt Maunganui ! Clean sands lovely warm water. Tide was going out during our visit and there was a bit of an undertow. The views along the beach and the m...  more »
  • Fantastic beach with all the amenities and more! The beach is patrolled and safe to swim in the protected area. There's some good waves for surfing and there are several booths, you can rent surfboards and it is offered lessons also surf, also for children! Cafés, toilets, shops are directly on the beach. The only problem you might have is to find a parking space. Closer to the mountain, it is the more difficult, a parking lot to find. But if it you don't mind, to get a 10-15 minute walk, going further down enough parking and it is a lovely walk along the promenade. Parking is free of charge. Top!
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