Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui

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#3 of 9 in Beaches in Bay of Plenty Region
Pilot Bay is located in Mount Maunganui. By using our Tauranga trip itinerary builder tool , you can arrange your visit to Pilot Bay and other attractions in Tauranga.
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  • October 11, 2017
    This spot is perfect for a picnic as the harbour is usually very safe and shallow for young children and the grass area is a lovely spot for a picnic. We often go there over summer to watch the cruise...  more »
  • October 8, 2017
    Nice sheltered bay. Safe swimming or other water activities. Boat ramp near the harbour entrance. There is a wharf at one end close to passenger ship terminal. Safe anchorage. There is plenty of grass...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Pilot Bay is a great place for swimming and all other water sports. It is safe, shallow and sheltered from an onshore breeze. During summer the place is packed with wind surfers, kayakers and fisherma...  more »

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