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

Fri 22/02 »

Surf report for Fri 22/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 13mph
13:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 10mph
19:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Low 01:38am (0.32m)
High 07:47am (5.98m)
Low 02:03pm (0.25m)
High 08:10pm (5.68m)
Daylight
First light06:23
Sunrise06:50
Sunset20:07
Dark20:34

Sat 23/02 »

Surf report for Sat 23/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 16mph
13:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 9mph
19:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Low 02:20am (0.45m)
High 08:27am (5.83m)
Low 02:43pm (0.48m)
High 08:47pm (5.49m)
Daylight
First light06:24
Sunrise06:51
Sunset20:05
Dark20:32

Sun 24/02 »

Surf report for Sun 24/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 5s  °  ° 29mph
13:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 20mph
19:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
Low 02:59am (0.73m)
High 09:02am (5.56m)
Low 03:22pm (0.85m)
High 09:21pm (5.22m)
Daylight
First light06:25
Sunrise06:52
Sunset20:04
Dark20:31

Mon 25/02 »

Surf report for Mon 25/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 5s  °  ° 24mph
13:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
19:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 27mph
Tide times
Low 03:37am (1.11m)
High 09:36am (5.21m)
Low 03:59pm (1.29m)
High 09:54pm (4.91m)
Daylight
First light06:27
Sunrise06:54
Sunset20:03
Dark20:30

Tue 26/02 »

Surf report for Tue 26/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 15mph
13:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 5mph
19:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Low 04:15am (1.54m)
High 10:11am (4.85m)
Low 04:38pm (1.73m)
High 10:33pm (4.62m)
Daylight
First light06:28
Sunrise06:55
Sunset20:01
Dark20:28

Wed 27/02 »

Surf report for Wed 27/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 1ft 10s  °  ° 9mph
13:00 1ft 10s  °  ° 6mph
19:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Low 04:59am (1.95m)
High 10:58am (4.51m)
Low 05:27pm (2.13m)
High 11:33pm (4.38m)
Daylight
First light06:29
Sunrise06:56
Sunset20:00
Dark20:27

Today's weather

Cloudy

21 °C
(69 °F)

Moderate breeze, 20.2 km/h from N

Sea temperature

23.3°C / 74°F

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