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Beautiful and Great Entrance

The beach is beautiful with fantastic views of the islands off the coast. Hard, black sand beach... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Beautiful beach

Came down through a hill of black sand which was very fun. Not sure if there are other ways to get... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach is beautiful with fantastic views of the islands off the coast. Hard, black sand beach. The best part is the entrance from the parking lot. You RUN down a steep black sand hill...it's like flying. The hill is fairly large. Unfortunately the stairs,...More

Thank Rich30306
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came down through a hill of black sand which was very fun. Not sure if there are other ways to get there, had to climb the steep hill of sand which can get really hot at midday. Beautiful beach and rocks.

Thank Adventure817293
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small beach bay was a lovely find, fine, black, soft sand, west coast waves, plenty of surfers and a dog friendly beach.

Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Well known beach walk, dogs allowed. In fact most of the beach visitors are surfing or have canine companion in tow and mostly off lead. Locals are viligant in cleaning up after their pets and will comment if u don’t follow suit. Only walkable at...More

Thank leslee2012
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Absolutely stunning beach just down below the cliff. With great views and a awesome spot for a picnic on a nice day.

Thank Brittany M
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Came across this beach by accident but was really glad I did as it is beautiful. There are some parking places right near the beach itself so no tracking down a hill. Once on the beach there are a few rocks so be careful, but...More

Thank serina29
Reviewed 11 March 2018

While this is part of the coast and beaches you see across New Plymouth, it is not busy and you could just watch the Pacific slamming against the boulders.....

Thank Punit M
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Beautiful beach with soft balck sand, amazing clear water and big waves! Best beach I've been to. Auckland does not have beaches that could compare to this kind of beauty. It was super fun going down the sand dune hill but literally died going back...More

Thank MercedesF472
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Beautiful walk down the track to the beach off the bottom car park. Stunning scenery. The boys enjoyed an early evening swim. Beautiful relaxing location

Thank cynthia k
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Had no idea there was a bottom car park. Accessed the beach by walking down the steep 70m sand dune from the top car park. Negotiating the dune back up was an experience I won't forget, not for the unfit. Stunning scenery and soft black...More

Thank Bhavesh G
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