The beach is a beautiful place to overlook from one of the nearby cafes or sitting on the sand itself with a take away coffee or some fish and chips. Looking out at the islands and watching the waves roll in is a peaceful way...More
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I was lucky enough to visit this beach on a beautfiul sunny day 20 August 2017. The day before raining & heavy dark clouds. The beach was alive with families, friends, surfers, dog walkers, picnics and fun!
Can be crowded in peak seasons but it is a wonderful beach, amenities nearby and also great snacks available along the boardwalk
Everyone has something to do whether walking, playing volleyball, cricket, soccer, building castles or just walking the dog. Watch the boarders catching a wave or the little tots testing the wave. Something happening all the time and you can walk or just sit and watch...More
really scenic and picturesque great for a winters day walk but not quit yet sunbathing weather coffee shops are at the mountain end of the beach
One of the beautiful beaches to visit as a tourist in New Zealand. Lovely area, nice weather, one of the best ones to do a long walk around the beach.
Really beautiful beach with white sand. It's inviting and has a ice-cream and coffee truck near by and a children's park. People go surfing there a lot and there is a little bit of land that juts out into the sea from the beach that...More
Marine Parade in Mount Maunganui is a great place for everyone to either stroll, run, kids to scooter or bike and stop off for a coffee or meal and people watch if it's not too busy in the cafes in summer as it takes ages...More
We loved sitting on the beach eating a burger from Pronto across the road, especially after the summit walk. Heaps of nice shells for the kids to collect.
Everything here that you need, beautiful white sand, waves, fun times for family, good toilets and walk-ways, coffee and cold drinks along the way, just an all round perfect spot. Lots of interesting walking to do around here and lots happening in the summer months....More