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“great beach”(18 reviews)
“white sand”(11 reviews)
“mount maunganui”(11 reviews)
Papamoa, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't very often walk this beach, usually are closer to the Mount. What a beach though, so much expanse, stunning water, and waves, sand dunes to sit in if wanted. And while there were lots there today as so hot (MANY SWIMMING) there was still...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ElsaMiro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boys (4&5) loved playing on the sand and in the shallows. Watch out for the sealice which can sting though.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trek19715638598
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Access to a beach extends right from Mount Maunganui, along the beach roads for about 15km east. Access pathways/parking well marked. White sandy beach for swimming, patrolled by lifeguards at popular areas. Can collect tuatuas at low tide from Papamoa area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sueandjohn1948
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Have lived here for twenty years , have been on different beachs all over world - still think Papamoa beach one of best around . Long beach with many places to sto[ and enjoy - mostly flat / shallow with excellent swimming for the littler...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mccdzyne
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We recently stayed with a relative who lives here and found that it was just a lovely spot. It is also very easy to travel to other places from there such as Rotorua, Taupo etc. Rotorua great for the largest geyser in Southern Hemisphere

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pammac8
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Lots of places for families to have a picnic and enjoy the Seabreeze with lots of Food outlet options to choose from, ample parking.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tomokinos
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Walk down passed the (current) last houses and find yourself a nice quiet spot, only shared by a few fishermen on quadbikes and the occasional person and their dog! Paradise!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StirlingGirl
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

What a stunning beach is Papamoa...long stretch of beautiful sand...the beach is ideal for swimming, surfing and long walks which is what we did and watched the sun rise...it was glorious...I highly recommend Papamoa as a holiday destination with your family and children of all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

Nice beach with lots of things to do nearby.... Tauranga and the Mount also not far away so can have a look there for change of scenery!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank samzi9
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We are soo lucky to have beaches like this in NZ. So beautiful. We need to protect places like this, and maybe come down a bit harder on those few dog owners that don't clean up after their animals. Well done 99% of you! Enjoy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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