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

Mon 20/05 »

Surf report for Mon 20/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 4s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 3ft 4s  °  ° 18mph
18:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 2:01am (0.22m)
High 8:16am (1.79m)
Low 2:24pm (0.12m)
High 8:49pm (1.89m)
Daylight
First light06:42
Sunrise07:10
Sunset17:12
Dark17:40

Tue 21/05 »

Surf report for Tue 21/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 1ft 10s  °  ° 8mph
12:00 0ft 9s  °  ° 6mph
18:00 1ft 2s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 2:50am (0.24m)
High 9:03am (1.78m)
Low 3:10pm (0.14m)
High 9:35pm (1.87m)
Daylight
First light06:43
Sunrise07:11
Sunset17:11
Dark17:39

Wed 22/05 »

Surf report for Wed 22/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 1ft 3s  °  ° 14mph
21:00 3ft 4s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 3:37am (0.27m)
High 9:48am (1.75m)
Low 3:54pm (0.18m)
High 10:20pm (1.84m)
Daylight
First light06:44
Sunrise07:12
Sunset17:11
Dark17:39

Thu 23/05 »

Surf report for Thu 23/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 14mph
21:00 1ft 10s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
Low 4:22am (0.31m)
High 10:32am (1.72m)
Low 4:37pm (0.24m)
High 11:05pm (1.80m)
Daylight
First light06:45
Sunrise07:13
Sunset17:10
Dark17:38

Fri 24/05 »

Surf report for Fri 24/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 1ft 10s  °  ° 8mph
18:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 5:08am (0.35m)
High 11:15am (1.67m)
Low 5:20pm (0.31m)
High 11:52pm (1.75m)
Daylight
First light06:45
Sunrise07:14
Sunset17:09
Dark17:38

Sat 25/05 »

Surf report for Sat 25/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 4mph
18:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
Low 5:56am (0.39m)
High 12:00pm (1.61m)
Low 6:04pm (0.38m)
Daylight
First light06:46
Sunrise07:14
Sunset17:09
Dark17:37

Today's weather

Clear sky

12 °C
(53 °F)

Gentle breeze, 14 km/h from WSW

Sea temperature

18.9°C / 66°F

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