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 25/08 »

Surf report for Sun 25/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 5s  °  ° 28mph
12:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 24mph
18:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 27mph
Tide times
High 2:33am (1.57m)
Low 8:46am (0.33m)
High 3:09pm (1.59m)
Low 9:23pm (0.43m)
Daylight
First light06:20
Sunrise06:47
Sunset17:47
Dark18:14

Mon 26/08 »

Surf report for Mon 26/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 26mph
12:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 27mph
18:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 30mph
Tide times
High 3:32am (1.60m)
Low 9:47am (0.32m)
High 4:14pm (1.64m)
Low 10:23pm (0.40m)
Daylight
First light06:19
Sunrise06:46
Sunset17:48
Dark18:15

Tue 27/08 »

Surf report for Tue 27/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 23mph
12:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 17mph
18:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
High 4:34am (1.66m)
Low 10:48am (0.27m)
High 5:21pm (1.73m)
Low 11:23pm (0.34m)
Daylight
First light06:18
Sunrise06:44
Sunset17:49
Dark18:15

Wed 28/08 »

Surf report for Wed 28/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 17mph
12:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 18mph
18:00 3ft 4s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
High 5:36am (1.72m)
Low 11:46am (0.19m)
High 6:20pm (1.85m)
Daylight
First light06:16
Sunrise06:43
Sunset17:50
Dark18:16

Thu 29/08 »

Surf report for Thu 29/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 16mph
12:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 3ft 4s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
Low 12:22am (0.27m)
High 6:36am (1.79m)
Low 12:41pm (0.11m)
High 7:13pm (1.95m)
Daylight
First light06:15
Sunrise06:41
Sunset17:51
Dark18:17

Fri 30/08 »

Surf report for Fri 30/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 4s  °  ° 19mph
12:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 17mph
21:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 1:20am (0.18m)
High 7:32am (1.85m)
Low 1:35pm (0.04m)
High 8:04pm (2.01m)
Daylight
First light06:14
Sunrise06:40
Sunset17:51
Dark18:18

Today's weather

Clear sky

15 °C
(59 °F)

Fresh breeze, 29.5 km/h from WSW

Sea temperature

14.8°C / 58.6°F

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