Mt Maunganui Beach is one of New Zealand’s favourite beaches.
This is a glorious place to swim, surf and sunbathe. While in the summer time the Mount beach becomes very busy with locals and holiday goers, there is always more than enough room for family and friends to set up and enjoy this wonderful white sandy beach.
With the Mt Maunganui surf lifeguards patrolling during the summer to keep us safe, it is advised to swim between the flags where a close eye is watched. As rips and rough waves can often form, however, generally this place is beautifully calm and safe.
This unique beach sits between the Mount’s renowned mountain ‘Mauao’, and Leisure Island, both of whom are within easy walking distance, offering unique walks in and of themselves.
Mt Maunganui Beach is loved by surfers and boogie boarders as they ride in on waves that are well worth the excitement. The Beach offers fairly consistent surf, both right and left handed breaks, Mount Beach being the perfect place for surfers to simply enjoy.
Car parking is available alongside the beach, however, generally The Mount is very busy during weekends and over summer. Toilets are available. On the northern (Mauao) end, around mid-way along the beach and over the road near Mount Drury, opposite Moturiki (Leisure) Island.
The Main Beach is accompanied by a wide boardwalk. Perfect for strolling along enjoying the wonderful atmosphere where on the Mauao end, you’ll find plenty of cafes and restaurants. Or an ice-cream parlour to quickly cool yourself with something icy cold.
Mt Maunganui Beach is unique and popular, widely enjoyed by locals and holiday goers from around New Zealand and the world. Always being able to find things to do, it is a fantastic beach that ticks every box when wanting to enjoy the sun, relax and enjoy time with the family.