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All reviews watch the cruise ships fish and chips safe swimming board walk family picnic water activities picnic spot great spot to watch boat ramp grassed area young ones calm waters ice cream popular spot ships entering jet ski during summer
Pilot Bay is very popular and busy. The downside is getting a car park anywhere close unless you go really early. Council needs to provide more parking space as I, and others, have decided to avoid going there unless it’s off season
This is a nice beach in the harbour which is a great spot to swim with the young kids as you don't need to worry about rips. Also nice for a picnic and to watch the cruise ships and other big vessels coming and going...More
Pilot Bay is a great place for families. Paddleboarding, kayaks, boogie boards and kids. The boardwalk makes an easy walk to the base of the Mount, and plenty of grass if you don't want to sit on the sand. Parking is an issue on hot...More
Pilot bay is ten minutes walk from the Mt Maunganui beach surf. It is in the inner harbour and has little to no waves. The water is shallow for a long way out when the tide is low which makes for safe swimming and paddling....More