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Great beach for walking along. Lots of people horseriding at low tide including a horse and sulky... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Auckland, New Zealand
A beautiful stretch of black sand beach

I live nearby and it's the place us locals go for a swim in the surf. There is a steep walk down to... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Jen B
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Riria Kereopa Memorial Drive, Raglan, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great beach for walking along. Lots of people horseriding at low tide including a horse and sulky training for trotting races.

Thank Kleonz
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I live nearby and it's the place us locals go for a swim in the surf. There is a steep walk down to the beach from the car park (which is always full in summer). It's safe to swim between the flags and in the...More

Thank Jen B
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Not a safe beach for swimming unless between the flags ONLY, at the South end of Ngarunui access from Wainui Reserve or walk from the Harbour entrance access via Rikia Kereopa Memorial Drive . A walk exactly 3kms long, one-way . Black/ blue sand as...More

Thank RaglanFRED
Reviewed 10 June 2018

An extraordinary beach, great for a morning walk, any time of year. the day we did, it was a blue blue day, not a breath of wind. Just perfect.

Thank Belinda R
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Nice black sand beach south of raglan. You better need a car to go there. Showers, water fountain and basic toilets. Good surf beach. Lefts work better than right-hands. Good for beginners.

Thank PriceMTL
Reviewed 15 May 2018

As you approach this beach you get good views of it and the surf, before winding down through the grassy bank to the beach itself. It's a lovely beach to walk along, taking pictures. There were constant breakers coming in and surfers enjoying them whilst...More

Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

You should definetly visit this if you are into surfing or realy want to surf for the first time!! Beautifull black sand beaches en moderately warm sea.

Thank Glyn D
Reviewed 6 May 2018

I accessed Ngarunui Beach by way of the Ngarunui Track which starts up at the Bryant Memorial Scenic Reserve. The track is well-maintained and there's a lookout along the way which provides an excellent view of the beach and ocean before getting down to the...More

Thank Cheyenne G
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Raglan is known for its surf beaches, and this one didn't disappoint; we saw plenty of intrepid surfers. It was a chilly autumn day but we noted that it's also a swimming beach, and the Raglan Surf Lifesaving club is based there.

Thank Pays3
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

It is a beautiful place with black sand and some great waves. There are some amazing spots to take wonderful pictures.

Thank Tim K
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