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
Current weather (Mon Feb 24th 11:00)
18°C / 64°F
Week weather forecast
Mon 24th21°C / 70°F
Tue 25th24°C / 75°F
Wed 26th23°C / 73°F
Thu 27th23°C / 73°F
Fri 28th23°C / 73°F
Sat 29th25°C / 77°F
5 Day Maunganui Beach UV Index
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Maunganui Beach tide times & sea state
Mon 24/02 »
Surf report for Mon 24/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 7:00 5ft 5s 24mph 13:00 4ft 5s 17mph 19:00 4ft 5s 24mph Tide times Low 2:36am (0.21m) High 9:02am (1.68m) Low 3:08pm (0.24m) High 9:16pm (1.57m) Daylight First light 06:26 Sunrise 06:53 Sunset 20:03 Dark 20:30
Tue 25/02 »
Surf report for Tue 25/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 7:00 2ft 11s 10mph 13:00 2ft 10s 2mph 19:00 2ft 9s 8mph Tide times Low 3:20am (0.20m) High 9:42am (1.66m) Low 3:50pm (0.20m) High 9:56pm (1.57m) Daylight First light 06:27 Sunrise 06:54 Sunset 20:02 Dark 20:28
Wed 26/02 »
Surf report for Wed 26/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 7:00 2ft 9s 8mph 13:00 2ft 10s 4mph 19:00 3ft 10s 14mph Tide times Low 4:02am (0.19m) High 10:22am (1.63m) Low 4:30pm (0.18m) High 10:35pm (1.56m) Daylight First light 06:29 Sunrise 06:55 Sunset 20:00 Dark 20:27
Thu 27/02 »
Surf report for Thu 27/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 7:00 4ft 9s 10mph 13:00 4ft 9s 7mph 19:00 3ft 9s 9mph Tide times Low 4:40am (0.19m) High 11:02am (1.61m) Low 5:09pm (0.17m) High 11:12pm (1.54m) Daylight First light 06:30 Sunrise 06:56 Sunset 19:59 Dark 20:26
Fri 28/02 »
Surf report for Fri 28/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 7:00 4ft 10s 17mph 13:00 5ft 10s 19mph 19:00 5ft 10s 19mph Tide times Low 5:18am (0.20m) High 11:42am (1.59m) Low 5:47pm (0.17m) High 11:51pm (1.52m) Daylight First light 06:31 Sunrise 06:57 Sunset 19:58 Dark 20:24
Sat 29/02 »
Surf report for Sat 29/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 4:00 5ft 9s 17mph 10:00 5ft 9s 15mph 16:00 4ft 9s 12mph Tide times Low 5:56am (0.24m) High 12:21pm (1.57m) Low 6:25pm (0.20m) Daylight First light 06:32 Sunrise 06:58 Sunset 19:56 Dark 20:23