Pointe Vénus beach in Mahina 

Tourist site




Located 9km from the Pare Lodge guesthouse, the Pointe Vénus de Mahina is an essential stop on your discovery tour of the island of Tahiti.

It owes its name to the fort built by Captain Cook in 1769 to observe the transit of Venus.

The emblematic lighthouse on this beautiful black sand beach lined with fir trees replaced the fort 100 years later, and has been marking Tahiti's North Cape for 200 years.

You'll love this tourist stop for the tranquility of the location, the size of the beach, the softness of the sand and the many facilities on offer.

Plage de la Pointe Vénus is one of Tahiti's most popular beaches, because it offers pleasant bathing, suitable for children and adults, and a spacious beach with plenty of space for beach recreation.

The water is often calm, but in December/January it's possible to try out the joys of bodyboarding thanks to a stronger swell.

Pointe Vénus features :

  • an excellent snack bar/restaurant (Mama's Beach) where you can enjoy all kinds of local and French dishes, 
  • showers and changing rooms for rinsing and changing
  • a crafts center to discover Polynesian jewelry and handicrafts
  • outdoor weight machines
  • a beach soccer pitch