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Address: New Plymouth, New Zealand

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Felix W
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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 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 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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Northbridge, Australia
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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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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165 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 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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1 Thank d-milne_writer
Sydney, Australia
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1,287 reviews
392 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Back Beach is located 5 mins drive from New Plymouth overlooking Sugar Loaf Marine Park & Paritutu. Its known for its good surfing conditions & black volcanic sand. Coming from Australia with our white sandy beaches this beach although in a gorgeous setting it was hard to come to terms with the black sand. Toilet's & parking are available. There... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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134 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Another part of NP I hadn't been to for years. The best part was being able to let my dog loose for a run. NP is so lucky to have so many great beaches. Strike it at the right time and you may be the only ones on the beach. You can always pick out the overseas visitors by their... More 

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1 Thank Sandra R
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Highly recommend this beach, it is within walking distance from town if you don't have a car and you have all day. Just follow the coastal walkway to the port, then get on to the main road head towards paritutu Rock. Be careful when swimming, it can be dangerous because of the rips, great at low tide.

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