Maunganui Beach

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Maunganui beach
Mount Maunganui and beach
Photo: © Robert Engberg / CC BY
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

Sun 15/12 »

Surf report for Sun 15/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 3mph
13:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
19:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 4:09am (0.19m)
High 10:34am (1.82m)
Low 4:39pm (0.30m)
High 10:52pm (1.78m)
Daylight
First light05:16
Sunrise05:47
Sunset20:32
Dark21:03

Mon 16/12 »

Surf report for Mon 16/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 6mph
13:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 10mph
19:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 4:56am (0.16m)
High 11:21am (1.83m)
Low 5:28pm (0.28m)
High 11:38pm (1.78m)
Daylight
First light05:16
Sunrise05:47
Sunset20:33
Dark21:04

Tue 17/12 »

Surf report for Tue 17/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 27mph
13:00 7ft 7s  °  ° 29mph
19:00 7ft 7s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 5:43am (0.14m)
High 12:12pm (1.83m)
Low 6:19pm (0.27m)
Daylight
First light05:17
Sunrise05:48
Sunset20:33
Dark21:04

Wed 18/12 »

Surf report for Wed 18/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 23mph
13:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 22mph
19:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
High 12:26am (1.76m)
Low 6:32am (0.15m)
High 1:04pm (1.83m)
Low 7:12pm (0.25m)
Daylight
First light05:17
Sunrise05:48
Sunset20:34
Dark21:05

Thu 19/12 »

Surf report for Thu 19/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 8mph
13:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 7mph
19:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 1:19am (1.73m)
Low 7:24am (0.18m)
High 1:57pm (1.82m)
Low 8:07pm (0.23m)
Daylight
First light05:17
Sunrise05:49
Sunset20:34
Dark21:06

Fri 20/12 »

Surf report for Fri 20/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 14mph
13:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 18mph
19:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 2:17am (1.70m)
Low 8:19am (0.23m)
High 2:51pm (1.81m)
Low 9:03pm (0.21m)
Daylight
First light05:18
Sunrise05:49
Sunset20:35
Dark21:06

Today's weather

Fair

15 °C
(59 °F)

Light breeze, 10.1 km/h from WSW

Sea temperature

20.9°C / 69.6°F

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