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Mount Beach, Bay of Plenty

Listed under Beaches in North Island, New Zealand.

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‘Mount Beach’, as it is known, is an unbroken sandbar stretching around the New Zealand coast, under the shadow of the dormant volcano Mount Maungauni. It is a truly beautiful sight; clear, white sand and the warm, blue Pacific Ocean.

The beach is also a real Mecca for those looking to indulge in an activity packed holiday, an artificial reef has even been installed in the sea just off the main ocean beach to produce perfect surfing waves.

There are more sheltered harbour beaches here too, where the waves are calmer and it’s safer to take children. The section of the main ocean beach closest to the mountain can get pretty busy, especially around holiday times such as Christmas and New Year. But walk east down the sand, people will start to thin out and you can enjoy a really peaceful, laid-back beach experience.

Written by  Anna Dejardin.

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This photo is not of "The Mount" Mount Maunganui is called by locals.I would suggest it is of Lake Taupo.....but not sure it is that either.Your photo of Mount Maunganui which is the same beach is a good view. The Mount or Mauao it's Maori name,which is the mountain at the very end of the beach has a very picturesque walk around the base, or for fitter people to the top! Mtount Maunganu is a lovely surf beach...the annual surf championships are held there. It is a popular holiday destination as a short walk takes you across to the inner harbour beach which is excellent for small children, there hot pools and a camping ground, cafes etc all right there!

It is a beach where it is very wise to swim between the surf life saving flags.....rips can and do develop. There are flagged areas further down the beach at Omanu.

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Thanks for improving our review Gail - I'll have a look at the image and see if I can find a better one - you don't have one do you?

Mount Beach, Bay Of Plenty, NZ

Great surfing beach.

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