These beaches are the best on the East Coast; their names tend to be used interchangeably as they're really one long beach that starts just north of the ferry port and stretches all the way to the airport. The best section is the 1-mile stretch between the airport and the Sofitel Moorea Beach Resort. It can be quite busy on weekends, but especially quiet mid-week or during the low season from January to May. To gain access, look for the public access sign near the Sofitel
Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort. Expert surfers may want to test their skills on the famous Temae surf break—but beware of the dangerous reef.