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Address: New Plymouth, New Zealand

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Great beach

This is a great beach to walk on during low tide. Spectacular rock formations and great view of the Sugarloaf islands. You will also find sand dunes near the parking lot.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
travelguy1969
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Calgary
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great beach to walk on during low tide. Spectacular rock formations and great view of the Sugarloaf islands. You will also find sand dunes near the parking lot.

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Thank travelguy1969
New Zealand
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126 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We entered the beach by running down the massive sand dune from the car park - heaps of fun and wished we'd brought plastic sleds with us! Scenically it's beautiful - Sugarloaf islands just off the coast and the sea coming around them to create two beaches at 90 degrees angles (on the tide we were there). The beach extends... More 

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Thank Safarinjema2014
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting beach - lots of stones, but nice place for a stroll (great for dogs). Probably not the best place for a picnic - a bit wild! but worth a look.

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Thank Robyn K
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Not a safe place to visit. Too many people have got themselves into danger here. Your car could even be broken into.

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Thank COLIN_1_2_1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

One of the nicest places for a walk. Climb up Rock Paratutu and enjoy the run sand dune run afterwards down to Back Beach. Nice spot for photography! Only accessible around low tide

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Thank Felix W
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Im bias due to living close but ve loved Back Beach my entire life! Surf swim or just enjoy the stroll, just be weary of the rips! Common sense is your guide and youll love it for life i guarentee!

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1 Thank Terrance W
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Ever have one of those busy errand filled days that make you long for playful, fun days at the beach? Well as we have learned a quick 20 min stop at back beach and its giant sand dune will cure all longing.

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Thank lisacB8150ZH
Northbridge, Australia
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The is a very pretty beach, there was a slight problem, bugs, would suggest you bring "bug deterant" for a joyful visit, views outstanding.

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Thank glenevie1927
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great walk along the beach to the massive sand slide which kids and adults alike slide down on boogie boards. The West Coast is full of surprises

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Thank Idesign2011
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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172 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Great beach for a walk or a surf. Head out at low tide and walk towards the Sugar Loaf Islands or play in the tidal pools. Keep an eye out for whales and seals. Cliffs are spectacular to look at.

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