Pilot Bay

Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui: Address, Pilot Bay Reviews: 4.5/5

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Strickes
Rotorua District, New Zealand1,587 contributions
Beautiful sunsets
Jan 2021 • Couples
This area is popular with all ages. Good safe swimming, barbecues, boardwalk and nice grassy areas.

We are staying in nearby holiday park and I have enjoyed many evening walks with beautiful sunsets.

Very popular in e
Written 19 January 2021
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Kim S
Tauranga, New Zealand511 contributions
Pilot Bay Fish and Chips
Jan 2021 • Solo
We walked along the Mall to the wharf and had the fish and chips. Crumbled tarankai $7a scoop of chips $4. So 2 pieces of fish a scoop of chips and a bottle of sauce $20. Heaps of enough for 2 people.

We then walked back and ate them while watching the sun go down.
Written 8 January 2021
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Louise W
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Great for stand up paddle board
Dec 2020
relaxing SUPBoard area, can see tethered boats up close, paddle all the way along Pilot Bay, great family atmosphere
Written 28 December 2020
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Matthew B
North Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Buiness and pleasure
Jul 2020
If you can get in as normally very busy make this your first choice, ive stayed in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui establishments for more money and had terrible experiences
Written 14 July 2020
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775gilvray
Cambridge, New Zealand205 contributions
wonderful veiws
Jun 2020
this such a busy place with lots of ships coming in and going out..buy an icecream and enjoy the experience
Written 7 June 2020
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Tripp’s Travels
Wellington, New Zealand74 contributions
Bay side
May 2020
It’s amazing to have a bay so calm and beautiful just 5 mins walk from the roaring ocean on the other side of the peninsula.
Pilot bay is long enough that you can feel like you’re on your own even though there are lots of people around.
Not far from good ice cream and fish and chip shops.
Best spot for sunsets!
Written 3 May 2020
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BillPNo1
Friendswood, TX690 contributions
Pilot Bay at Tauranga
Feb 2020
Our cruise ship berthed in the passenger terminal in Pilot Bay in Tauranga, New Zealand and we were able to observe the bay from the ship and from the shore. It was lovely, peaceful, and pleasant. Walking along the beach along the shore of Pilot Bay on the way to Mt. Maunganui, I felt the same feelings even though the beach was fairly busy with families enjoying the pleasant seashore. Numerous shops and restaurants line the other side of the street from the beach and the town is just beyond the first street. All within easy walking distance. A great panoramic view of Pilot Bay is afforded from the Mt. Maunganui Summit Track (and from the summit itself). A nice place to visit.
Written 13 April 2020
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Paul B
Chesterfield, UK1,220 contributions
Beautiful bay
Mar 2020
Very picturesque bay and extremely photogenic when the sun shines. Mount Maunganui in the background and a very good beach
Written 17 March 2020
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Tomielle
Bristol, UK118 contributions
Decent beach - great views
Mar 2020 • Couples
Great secluded beaches and picnic area, plenty of parking and board walk to get along the beach. Good view from the beach to the top of the mount
Written 11 March 2020
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Katie L
12 contributions
Great easy swim and picnic place
Mar 2019 • Family
Pilot Bay is a great gentle side of the ocean if you don't feel like waves, have small children etc. Also a nice spot to plop down for fish and chips. Parking can be tricky.
Written 28 February 2020
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