Each side of the island has a section of public coastline.
To the north, you will be blown away by the setting of Tahiamanu beach, known as "La Mareto", named after the former caretaker. Fine sand, tall coconut trees and spectacular mountain background... The beach evolves throughout the year depending on currents and the changing swell. Many pitches in the shade are possible to protect you from the sun, but you will also love it there at the end of the day when the sunlight turns magical. Picnic tables and showers are available on the beach, while toilets are located in the car park.
Snorkeling is popular but the channel is not far from the swimming area : be cautious with the boat and jet ski traffic that can be high at specific times of the day.
Please note the car park located accross the street closes before dawn !
To the east, you will be dazzled by the expansive turquoise lagoon offered by Temae beach. It is literally a natural pool that awaits you here. Behind the beach, a large coconut grove will allow you to bask in the sun but do not plan on enjoying the shade of a well-stocked coconut tree!
Showers and a toilets are available at the northern end of the beach.
Snorkeling is amazing as you get closer to the reef barrier, but beware of currents.
It is from Temae beach that the guided snorkeling tours leave at nightfall. A not-to-be missed experience for nature lovers.
To the west, discover Tiahura beach on one of the former portions of Club Med Moorea closed many years ago. You will be facing the 2 famous motu (islets), in a breathtaking setting. The bath is shallow there but snorkeling is still possible by moving a little away from the edge. The extensive back-beach will be ideal for a picnic and beach games. Some tables with a view are available, as well as a sanitary block with showers and toilets.
The guarded car park closes at night.
A few snacks are located not far from the beach for a lunch on the go.