Maunganui Beach

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Maunganui beach
Mount Maunganui and beach
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Maunganui beach
Photo: © Ronnie Macdonald / CC BY

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Maunganui beach is a beautiful, long stretch of pristine white sand in the holiday resort town of Mount Maunganui, less formally known as "The Mount". Together with Matakana Island, a massive sand bar to its north, Mount Maunganui forms the main entrance to Tauranga Harbour in the Bay of Plenty on New Zealand's North Island.

Just to the north lies the spectacular Coromandel Peninsula with its beautiful beaches, whilst New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, is a 200 km drive to the northwest. Maunganui beach starts out dramatically some 230 m beneath the imposing backdrop of Mount Mauao, a dormant volcano. It continues south eastwards along Marine Parade and Ocean Beach Road for around 6 km.

Mount Maunganui beach is a glorious surfing spot patrolled by lifeguards during summer and by volunteers for the rest of the year. The busy section of the beach is close to Mauao, so trundle southeastward toward Papamoa and you'll find fewer people and plenty of room. Great news for surfing fanatics - the recent completion of an artificial reef offshore produces consistently perfect waves, meaning plenty of year round action.

The Mount beachfront area offers a fine choice of cafés, restaurants and shops, as well as heated salt-water pools. You'll also find plenty to hold your interest outdoors too, from game fishing to dolphin sighting trips, blokarting (essentially land boat windsurfing) to dive trips are all offered.

In February 2015, Mount Maunganui beach received the top status (Travellers' Choice Awards) for beaches in New Zealand, as well as one of the best beaches to visit in the South Pacific.

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Maunganui Beach Weather Info

5 Day Maunganui Beach UV Index

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Maunganui Beach tide times & sea state

Wed 17/07 »

Surf report for Wed 17/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 6s  °  ° 31mph
12:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 29mph
18:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 32mph
Tide times
Low 1:18am (0.33m)
High 7:27am (1.64m)
Low 1:35pm (0.20m)
High 8:05pm (1.78m)
Daylight
First light06:57
Sunrise07:26
Sunset17:16
Dark17:44

Thu 18/07 »

Surf report for Thu 18/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 16mph
15:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 2:05am (0.32m)
High 8:13am (1.64m)
Low 2:18pm (0.20m)
High 8:46pm (1.77m)
Daylight
First light06:57
Sunrise07:25
Sunset17:17
Dark17:45

Fri 19/07 »

Surf report for Fri 19/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 7ft 7s  °  ° 23mph
21:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 2:50am (0.30m)
High 8:56am (1.63m)
Low 3:01pm (0.22m)
High 9:27pm (1.75m)
Daylight
First light06:56
Sunrise07:25
Sunset17:17
Dark17:46

Sat 20/07 »

Surf report for Sat 20/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 9mph
18:00 5ft 5s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 3:33am (0.28m)
High 9:37am (1.62m)
Low 3:42pm (0.23m)
High 10:08pm (1.72m)
Daylight
First light06:56
Sunrise07:24
Sunset17:18
Dark17:46

Sun 21/07 »

Surf report for Sun 21/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 14mph
18:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Low 4:14am (0.27m)
High 10:16am (1.60m)
Low 4:21pm (0.25m)
High 10:50pm (1.69m)
Daylight
First light06:55
Sunrise07:24
Sunset17:19
Dark17:47

Mon 22/07 »

Surf report for Mon 22/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 18mph
15:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Low 4:55am (0.28m)
High 10:56am (1.57m)
Low 5:00pm (0.27m)
High 11:32pm (1.66m)
Daylight
First light06:55
Sunrise07:23
Sunset17:19
Dark17:48

Today's weather

Fair

11 °C
(51 °F)

Moderate breeze, 23.8 km/h from WNW

Sea temperature

16.2°C / 61.2°F

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