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Ngarunui Beach

Riria Kereopa Memorial Drive, Raglan, New Zealand
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Peaceful West Coast Beach

Even in the middle on winter (July) this is a stunning place to visit. Not far out of Raglan... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anna E
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Beautiful, wild beach ...

We visited on a clear but cold, windy mid winter's day. Black sand, boulders round and smooth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie M
Wellington, New Zealand
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“great beach” (13 reviews)
“black sand” (23 reviews)
Riria Kereopa Memorial Drive, Raglan, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even in the middle on winter (July) this is a stunning place to visit. Not far out of Raglan township to visit. Keep to the speed of 50km through most of the town and local roads.

Thank Anna E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a clear but cold, windy mid winter's day. Black sand, boulders round and smooth, youngsters out surfing, whooping with joy as they came in from their fun. We picnicked on lush green grass at strategically placed picnic tables, strong against the elements....More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though it is winter here in New Zealand we didn't want to miss the beautiful black sand beaches. We weather gave us a beautiful break with sunshine so we drive out to Raglan to put our toes in the Tasman Sea. Beautiful beach with...More

Thank Raymond K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went surfing on this world famous beach and I can see why. Huge rollers but yet areas for us beginners to enjoy too. Wild windy and wonderful.. come and have fun too.

Thank R0062
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Massive black sand beach, with people fishing and dogs playing alongside the beach even in the early June.

Thank Sunny W
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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...More

Thank ilovefrance12
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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...More

Thank DDB51
Reviewed 24 April 2017 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...More

Thank JBA2013
Reviewed 22 April 2017 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
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