Matira Beach, Bora Bora

Matira beach
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Bora Bora is a lush, tropical South Pacific atoll. It lies to the northwest of the bigger islands of Taha'a and Tahiti, in French Polynesia. Encircled by sand-fringed islets, this paradisiacal island is protected from the swells of the greater ocean. A stunning turquoise lagoon holds centre stage as a natural swimming area, within a magnificent coral reef to boot. It is little wonder that Bora Bora claims to be the world’s most idyllic tropical island, far away in the ocean blue down South Pacific way.

When you step ashore on this island, you will soon discover Matira beach, the island's most popular public stretch of sand by far. The beach is less than a mile in length, starting out from Hotel Mataria in the north, and ending at Matira Point at the southern-most tip of Bora Bora. Nestling in the lush tropical vegetation beyond the beach you will find a row of upmarket resorts and grand hotels for chilling out in style.

The dazzling white sands of Matira beach slope gradually to meet the gently lapping waves of the lagoon, where the water is shallow and warm. The lagoon floor is flat with nothing but sand under foot - well, perhaps the occasional inquisitive marine inhabitant. This means Matira is particularly safe for young families, with the usual caveat of keeping a watchful eye over the young ones. When the tide is low, you can wade from Matira Point, across the shallows and even out to the barrier reef.

There are plenty of activities to engage the energetic visitor, including diving and shark feeding. For the less active, the best recommendation is to enjoy lazing the day away on a secluded stretch of Matira Beach until the tropical sun sets over the turquoise waters. After all, that is what you parted with all that money to come here for. Maybe a little snorkelling or scuba diving from the palm-fringed white sandy beach, with verdant hills forming a worthy backdrop?

Prepare to enter a real tropical paradise!

Matira Beach, Bora Bora Weather Info

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Matira Beach, Bora Bora tide times & sea state

Mon 15/07 »

Surf report for Mon 15/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 16mph
11:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 17mph
17:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:12
Sunrise06:35
Sunset17:49
Dark18:13

Tue 16/07 »

Surf report for Tue 16/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 15mph
11:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 15mph
17:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:12
Sunrise06:35
Sunset17:50
Dark18:13

Wed 17/07 »

Surf report for Wed 17/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 17mph
11:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 16mph
17:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:12
Sunrise06:35
Sunset17:50
Dark18:13

Thu 18/07 »

Surf report for Thu 18/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 19mph
11:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 17mph
17:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:12
Sunrise06:35
Sunset17:50
Dark18:13

Fri 19/07 »

Surf report for Fri 19/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 18mph
11:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 22mph
17:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:12
Sunrise06:35
Sunset17:51
Dark18:14

Sat 20/07 »

Surf report for Sat 20/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 20mph
11:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 22mph
17:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:12
Sunrise06:35
Sunset17:51
Dark18:14

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Sea temperature

26.9°C / 80.5°F

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Average: 5 (1 vote)

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