In a region renowned for its white sandy beaches and magnificent sunny weather, you will be spoilt for choice here. Which is why Tauranga has become a popular holiday destination for locals and tourists alike. Our wide, welcoming coastline stretches for 125km and lifeguards patrol most popular beaches during peak summer month. You won’t need to travel far to relax and enjoy the stunning beaches Tauranga has to offer. Here is a list of our top beaches.
Mt Maunganui Main Beach
Mt Maunganui Main Beach sits at the base of Mauao, Mt Maunganui’s iconic mountain, and runs for approximately 1km along to Moturiki (Leisure) Island. It is popular for surfing, swimming, boogie boarding and sunbathing. This golden sand beach is a fantastic place to relax and have fun for the whole family.
Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui
Just 20 minutes from Tauranga CBD is Omokoroa Beach which lies near the tip of the peninsula and is a safe swimming spot for young families. The beach features large pohutukawa trees for shade, picnic tables, BBQs, large playground and a wharf. Here you can see Mt Maunganui in the distance.
The Esplanade, Omokoroa
Papamoa beach is 16km long and hugs the coastline between Mount Maunganui in the west and the Kaituna River in the east. It is a popular beach for surfing, swimming, kite surfing, wind surfing and sunbathing. This white sand beach is a popular destination for holidaymakers and family alike.
Papamoa Beach Road, Papamoa
Pilot Bay Beach
Pilot Bay Beach is a popular spot for families with young children. It sits on the edge of Tauranga Harbour, beneath Mount Maunganui and is sheltered from the open ocean. This calm beach is great for swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking and sunbathing. You can also enjoy the harbour views and cruise ships that dock in this bay. It is a perfect spot for families to relax and enjoy the great harbour scenery.
The Mall, Mt Maunganui