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Mount Maunganui beach has rockstar status is where the cool surfers hang out and families play beach volleyball. Plenty of attractions from surfing school for beginners, Mt Maunganui summit to climb for spectacular views and beach cafes to linger in.

Awarded rockstar status by Trip Advisor the beach is affectionately known as the Mount. The beach’s sandy shores stretch in a continuous line from the Mount to Papamoa finishing in a gentle curve at Mateku. The beach has the hill as a focal point with gaily fluttering lifeguard flags, enthusiastic surfers, beach goers lounging on the beach all enjoying the Pacific Ocean’s clear blue depths. An artificial reef installed 250m offshore creates perfect waves for surfers, The excellent swimming conditions have fostered the counterpoint of cafes, shops and summer popup stalls across the road from the beach. The tradition of an ice cream at the beach is amply catered for by Copenhagen Cones.

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As befitting a rockstar beach there is a surf cam Mt Maunganui Main Beach.

What to do nearby Mt Maunganui beach

  • Visit the iconic Mount Hot Water Salt Baths
  • Go shopping in the village
  • WALK TO MOTURIKI ISLAND
Mount Maunganui @Wikipedia
Mount Maunganui @Wikipedia

GETTING TO MT MANGANUI MAIN BEACH

Mt Manganui Main Beach has angled parking along the 700 metres of beach and beyond however it is very crowded in summer and summer mid mornings could be difficult getting a park.

GETTING AROUND MT MANGANUI MAIN BEACH

The beach has a very wide boardwalk which is shared between dogs on a leash (not allowed on the beach), skaters, buggies and people.  There are several toilets positioned on both the beachside and roadside equipped with showers, toilets and changing rooms.

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