The scenery on the island of Moorea is as beautiful as it is diverse. With lush green mountains, a turquoise lagoon, white sandy beaches and a multicolored coral reef, Moorea is a destination you shouldn’t miss when you visit The Islands of Tahiti.

Ideal weather for going to the beach

The scenery in Moorea is absolutely breathtaking and it’s hard to resist the temptation to go hiking in the lush green mountains and valleys. After a hard day’s walking, there’s no better way to relax than by going to the beach. Swimming, snorkeling, paddleboard, kayak, jetski…the weather’s nearly always fine, so make the most of it. As the sun gets very hot in the middle of the day, make sure you have a hat and some eco-friendly sun cream. Year round temperatures vary from 77-95°F and, although it gets quite humid, it doesn’t rain very often, most of the year. We’ve selected some of the best beaches for you to visit in Moorea, but there are plenty of others for you to discover in your own time.

Taahiamanu beach© Holger Leue

Ta'ahiamanu beach

Ta’ahiamanu is a public beach in the north of Opunohu Bay, with views over the coral reef. Ample parking and a picnic area make it ideal for a family day out at the beach.

Plage de Temae© Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort

Temae beach

Temae public beach is a vast stretch of white sand not far from the airport. It is one of the best beaches in The Islands of Tahiti. A superb setting, perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

Couple à la mer en face des Tipaniers ©_Grégoire Le Bacon-

Tipanier beach

Located in the northwest of the island, Tipanier (frangipanier) beach is opposite a sandbank that is home to manta rays and inoffesive blacktip sharks. It’s the perfect beach for snorkeling and lazing in the sun. Access is via the Tipaniers Hotel.

Plage de sable blanc© TAHITI HOMES Ltd

Tiahura beach

Tiahura public beach is next to a pretty woodland The beach has ample parking and a picnic site in the shade. A popular spot for local families, it is an ideal choice for a relaxing day at the beach.

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There’s plenty of things to do on the lagoon in Moorea. The temperature of the water is ideal for all kinds of watersports: snorkeling, swimming, paddleboard, kayak, jetski… And there’s also a superb spot at Haapiti for surfing enthusiasts.

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Practical information

Most of the public beaches in The Islands of Tahiti have car parks and toilet facilities. You will usually find restaurants and snackbars nearby. Avoid staying in the sun too long during the hottest time of the day. The temperature of the sea is warm and constant all year round. The beaches on the west coast of the island offer the best views of the glorious sunset.

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