Swim, Surf and Fish at Papamoa Beach
Swim, Surf and Fish at Papamoa Beach
If you are planning to visit Tauranga, New Zealand, it is best to spend at least a day at Papamoa Beach. The area is bordered by Mount Maunganui, Arataki, Kaituna River, and State Highway 2. The main attraction of Papamoa is its beautifully long stretch of such a white sandy beach, and it is a popular choice among locals.
The beach is a popular destination for families and couples, and is a perfect place to relax in the sun. Many come here to camp, with many different options for camping sites. Be it freedom camp or staying within a holiday park. It certainly has garnered a reputation as a destination for rest and relaxation. A great place for a fantastic Bay of Plenty beach holiday.
As a popular tourist destination within the Bay of Plenty, people are happy to see Papamoa thriving. This suburb has been rapidly growing in size for many years and is only 11 kilometres from the city centre. It is now the largest residential suburb in the city, and is separated from the rest of the Western Bay of Plenty district, such as Te Puke and Paengaroa, by the Kaituna River.
Despite being located near the sea, this area offers a tranquil environment. Walking tracks and shopping facilities make it a pleasant destination for families and couples. However, it is not a good choice for people who are unsure of their beachside lifestyle.
There are many different locations and places to stay throughout Papamoa. Your choice of accommodation may be beachfront villas or a Papamoa Beach Resort. Other styles are deluxe holiday units, or an awesome, real beachfront accommodation complex. Whatever your style, there is something suitable for everyone.
Many of the local accommodation options offer free wifi, options for disabled guests, sky tv and the likes.
The local white sand beach in sunny Papamoa is a much-loved holiday destination for generations of Kiwi families. On the corner of Papamoa Beach Rd and Domain Rd, you’ll see a roundabout. The entrance is directly in front, but parking spots are limited. Across the road from the Papamoa Domain are a row of shops to get a drink or a bite to eat.
While visiting Papamoa Beach, you may also wish to visit the nearby Mount Maunganui. From here, you can catch a glimpse of the sunrise over the peninsula. Other nearby local attractions such as the Papamoa Hills, are also awesome places of interest.
Experience this great local beach and its extremely friendly atmosphere, enjoy the surf and sand, relax and have fun with the family.
Located on Papamoa Domain is the Surf Life Saving Club. Near is also a very popular camping ground. Outside the club is the most popular swimming spot as this is where they place flags on the beach, allowing for safe swimming areas. The life guards actively patrol Papamoa Beach during the summer.
There are numerous beach access points marked at regular intervals along Papamoa Beach Rd. Parking is generally available along the side of the road. From where you park you are then able to easily walk through one of the access points.
Papamoa Beach is an awesome place to swim, catch waves and ride them in on boogie boards. At times large waves can form, allowing for great surf. Often down from the club are people whom that kite and windsurf, an interesting watch as you relax down on the beach. Bring the kids and build sand castles on the beach, play in the sand or have a game of beach soccer. Plenty of room to spread out and have fun.
If you are looking to shop or stop for a bite to eat around the local area, there are some nice places.
Nearby you will find places like, Fashion Island and the Papamoa Plaza. Both of these shopping centres are opposite one another and offer plenty of options for a bit to eat or general shopping. There are nice picnic areas with picnic tables and the likes nearby.
Fisherman often fish from this beach, whether they surf cast or use a kontiki, you’ll almost always find someone out here along the beach who is fishing. Given the right tides. People fish this beach all the way from Mt Maunganui beach through to Te Puke, along the coast. While needing to know the tides is not truly necessary for beach fishing, you can choose to check out the Tauranga Tides here.
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