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Ruakaka Beach

Whangarei, New Zealand
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lovely stretch of sand

I like Ruakaka but I always find it difficult to enjoy swimming here because of the long shore rip... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beth P
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whangarei
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with the beautiful back drop of island allow time to spend the day and take a long stroll down... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2018
shimmintoddy
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  • Average8%
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“white sand” (8 reviews)
“great beach” (6 reviews)
“safe swimming” (5 reviews)
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like Ruakaka but I always find it difficult to enjoy swimming here because of the long shore rip. Good for a cool down or surfing

Thank Beth P
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

with the beautiful back drop of island allow time to spend the day and take a long stroll down the beach take lunch and sunscreen ishing is great too

Thank shimmintoddy
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

Seriously, we loved this beach so much we bought land here, designed and built a house, and moved here to live! A magnificent stretch (approx 10kms) of white sand ocean beach. Unspoiled with sand dune landscapes and ocean seascapes surrounding you. Warm water and weather...More

2  Thank DavidandSuzanne
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

Great beach and perfect for a picnic. It is worth stopping by to see the beautiful ocean! There is also a holiday park nearby.

Thank swathi585
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

Camping or just out for an enjoyable day in the fresh air its all at Ruakaka. Wide sweeping sands and gentle rolling surf make it a favourite place to go. Take your visitors, even the kids !! or just go for a quiet therapeutic walk...More

Thank Warren H
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

went here a few days ago ... absolutely empty beach .... beautiful beach ... no one on it but me!! Great.

Thank TambonzRobertson
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Reviewed June 5, 2017

Huge long beach with soft white sand .great surf club and safe swimming between the flags , very safe clean estuary for children1/2 way down the beach . Beach can be dangerous as it is a surf beach and has rips . great walks to...More

Thank stevelamb7777
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

A beach where if you turn up to eat your takeaways you won't get pested by anything or anyone. If you have a 4x4 even better then you can drive down by the water and not get stuck.

Thank RelaxedBoatie
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

Just outside of Whangeri but you have to leave the main road and turn down minor roads. The beach was almost empty when we arrived mid day. We stopped our camper van for lunch and a paddle. A great place to relax, sunbathe or swim....More

Thank old_romantics_2000
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

There are a few turns to take off the main road, but the beach is easily found. We stopped our campervan just left of the parking area for a shady lunch. A bit windy, but with the nice toilets and several points of access to...More

Thank K M V
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