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Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
Ways to Experience Mt Maunganui Main Beach
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Very safe, children were surfing, I waded, but lots going on, lovely soft sand, very clean. Lifeguards on the beach. A walk up a hill opposite gives you views over. Nice park opposite and of course the Mount. Shopping street very pretty.

3  Thank trishann4
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Not very nice. Ugly urban beach. I really don't understand why it's on the top beach list. Couldn't wait to get out of there. I'm a New Zealander. Sorry if I offend any of my friends from the area.

5  Thank Jill C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My feet got sandy and slightly wet, they really should put signs up about this. People were enjoying themselves as well.

Thank CocotheClown2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will need a wetsuit very chilly, nice walk out on the point, plenty of parking, toilets, wheelchair assessable and restaurants close by. You can sit on the grass if you don’t want sand on your toes or venture down to the chilly water.

Thank Miike2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grew up on this beach so a bit biased as a family since the 70's this was our holiday go to place. For a family it's so lovely go early and enjoy the soft white sand and the brilliant surf. A surf club is right...More

Thank b_s_hodgson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this walk as an alternative to the climb to the summit. Easy to find parking and a great hour stroll. Great scenery up the hill and potato sea.

Thank MitchFindlay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw it in all weather and it's still beautiful - vast, and little islands on the horizon and a spit to explore. Stunning.

Thank SarieRoadTrip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just like most of NZ Mount Maunganui main beach is stunning. It is very long and you can walk the whole way along until you reach the base of Mount Maunganui. so walk/hike to the top is hard work especially in flip flops (not a...More

Thank Emmstress
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful beach right beside the Mount. Great place to spend the morning and afternoon with friends and families. Also for those who never surfed, this is a good place to start. There's a public restroom very nesr and on the weekend there's some places...More

Thank Francisco F
Reviewed 13 October 2018

They talk about this being the beast beach in New Zealand. It is so close to the centre of Mt Maunganui. Beautiful sandy beach, maybe a little rough for those with little ones.

Thank 422iana
Reviewed 13 October 2018

So many of the beaches in New Zealand lack appeal because of their black sand but this beach has beautiful white sand and fabulous scenery with the Mount looming up at the Northern end. We went for a walk along the beach stopping to watch...More

Thank 993anitat
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful white sands, clear water with gentle waves, direct view of Mt Mauganui. And afterwards a short walk to the town centre for excellent coffee and shopping, or for the more energetic a hike to the summit of Mt Maunganui

Thank Deena63
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15 June 2018|
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Response from Tracey1902 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is plenty of parking. Sorry for not replying sooner. Enjoy your visit!
20 February 2015|
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Response from lipikasen | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the accomodation you are booking as the Mount has several types... Beach houses/ motels/ bed and breakfast... You would have to check with the establishment. If your flight lands in auckland you would take 3 hours... More
20 February 2015|
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Response from euro56 | Reviewed this property |
no pool towels as is a public beach not a swimming pool. But you can use your own or buy your own at nearby shops.