Papamoa Nude Beach, New Zealand

Papamoa Beach, New Zealand - Tolerated Nude Beach

Papamoa Beach in the Bay of Plenty is backed by sand dunes which are now patrolled by the local police due to the incidents referred to in this article. However, the main beach is still fine for nude bathing and very family-friendly. The nude section of the beach is signposted about 1km from the end of Papamoa Beach Road (see map link below).

Map showing Papamoa Beach Road
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Map with closer view of Beach Location


  1. From Tauranga, on the east coast of the North Island, follow signs towards Mount Maunganui, turn right just over the railway line at the roundabout, into Girven Road. Near the sea, turn right into Maranui
    Road at sign to Papamoa. Go 2 km past the Bay Park Raceway and park on the grass by the Papamoa Beach sign. Track 50m over the sand dunes to the beach. This beach is very easy access for those who do not want to, or are unable to, walk far to enjoy a good ocean beach. - The Free Beach Group

  2. Nude beach reports for Papamoa Beach can be found here on the Natural Friends' Network. There are also some great photos of the area.

  3. Please send reports and photos of nude beach locations to

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