Mt Maunganui Main Beach, Mount Maunganui

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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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  • As the beach rolls out to Papamoa from Mount Maunganui with the Pacific Ocean lapping on your feet, you will feel at peace with the world. I am Lucky enough to live here. The beach is simply idyllic.....  more »
  • We love the Mount main beach - The beach, the summit and base walks, cafes, shops and overall vibe 🖤 One of our happy places!  more »
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