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Ngarunui Beach

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Address: Riria Kereopa Memorial Drive, Raglan, New Zealand

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A lovely beach with black sand, also a surfers beach, quite a walk down from the car park but very pretty.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah W
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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85 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly, the negatives: No shade down at the beach. The walk from the carpark to the beach is quite long and steep. Not much fun when you have two toddlers and a stoller with you. The positives: Lovely scenery, beautiful clean black sand. Toilets, outdoor showers, and changing rooms in the carpark as well as down at the beach. Lots... More 

Thank ilovefrance12
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely beach with black sand, also a surfers beach, quite a walk down from the car park but very pretty.

Thank Sarah W
Poway, California
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79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach is beautiful- long and wide at the foot of the cliffs. There are restrooms and changing rooms. If the waves are daunting at Manu Bay and Whale Bay give it a try. Approach from the boat launch for an easy in. But it's a long hard paddle out unless your content in the white water.

Thank DDB51
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this beach every day sans hired a board for my 11 year old daughter who is learning to surf. Perfect little beginner waves. Good waves out back too for my son who can surf. Nice beach although no cafe or shop so make sure you bring water, food etc

Thank JBA2013
Philadelphia, Pa
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach for swimming and surfing. During summer months you can rent boards and wet suits. Raglan surf does lessons here as well. Has ample parking, changing rooms and toilets.

Thank LaFamigliadiAmelia
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is perfect for beginner surfers, the waves are plentiful and just the right size. The beach is patrolled by surf life guards and there's a surfboard/boogie board rent shack. There's plenty of changing rooms and showering stations as well as drinking taps. Not to mention the absolutely beautiful views from the top.

Thank Riz K
Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The beauty of this expansive beach can be viewed from a couple of well maintained viewing platforms around the carpark. Walk down the access way to explore this surfing paradise. Take a dip or a surfing lession.

Thank Ehsan U
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great black sand beach. Clean. Can be quite busy but great if you're into watersports. Very steep slope to go down to get to the beach, which on a hot day especially, can be tiring to walk back up when you're leaving or if you suddenly realise you've forgotten your suncream in the car.

Thank Kristina K
Santa Cruz
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We read how beautiful this beach and used the Trip Advisor map and directions to get there. Those directions took us to the very beginning ( north) part of the beach- which was ok but not fabulous. Luckily we decided to explore further and found the gorgeous part of the beach. Keep going down Wainui Rd until you see the... More 

Thank Merry-Traveler7
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We visited the beach on a sunny afternoon, which was absolutely worth it. The water is a little bit cold in March, but that's neither surprising nor off-putting. From what we could tell there were quite a few sandflies around, so be prepared for that.

Thank Doc88888888

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