Mt Maunganui Main Beach, Tauranga

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Beach · Nature / Park
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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  • Beautiful beach with a lovely soft sand under foot. Easy to access from the main road without too much of a walk.  more »
  • We love this walk around Mt Maunganui base track. The path is well formed and suitable for pushchairs if required. The views all the way around are varied and stunning. There are several bench...  more »
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