Pilot Bay Beach

Harbourside Beach In Mount Maunganui

Pilot Bay Beach

Pilot Bay Beach – While Mount Maunganui Beach is definitely most popular, this stunningly serene beach has just as much to offer. Edging Tauranga Harbour, beautifully tucked under The Mount, or “Mauao”, it is equally worth the visit.

The unique suburb of Mount Maunganui is located on the southern end of Tauranga Harbour, in the Bay of Plenty region. The Bayhopper runs between Tauranga City and Mount Maunganui, and of course the many other suburbs throughout the city. However, if you’re looking for a more laid-back holiday, Mount Maunganui may be the place to go.

With plenty of things to do, strolling alongside the inner harbour presents you with picturesque views overlooking the Tauranga harbour. And of course, it simply is not possible to miss the towering mountain, “Mauao”. This location is proving to be a must visit within New Zealand.

Experience Pilot Bay as do the tourists who disembark from large cruise ships who love experiencing what Mount Maunganui as a whole has to offer.

Pilot Bay offers a small dairy, ice cream parlours, a jetty to fish off, and multiple places to hire kayaks, jet skis and other water sports equipment.

It is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic with the family, whether you bring a packed lunch or you wish to use the nearby barbeques that are on offer alongside the shore. And if you’re there at the right time, sit back and relax as you watch the cruise ships come and go from the Tauranga Harbour.

This calm, flat beach hidden from the open ocean is great for families and kids who want to avoid the surf. Simply splash about, have fun, relax and enjoy the scenery in this wonderfully enjoyable Bay.

Map and Directions for Pilot Bay Beach in the Bay of Plenty

Pilot Bay Image Gallery

A fresh look at this wave-less beach at The Mount, or Mt Maunganui. Go along to this great picnic and paddle place. A great place for the kids and family for an awesome day out.

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