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Castlecliff Beach

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Great walk

Dogs loved it. Toilet facilities at the pavilion. Pleenty of parking. Black sand beach with plenty... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Lara J
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Wild beach with black sand

A short walk from where we stayed the beaches here have the black sand found along the west coast... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Brisbane, Australia
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“long walk”(2 reviews)
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2 Rangiora Street, Whanganui 4501, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Long expanse of driftwood covered Iron sand backed by Marram grass covered sand dunes. A great area for kids to play in, although there is a play area not far from lifeguard pavilion. Also nearby is a campground

Thank SPYC
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Dogs loved it. Toilet facilities at the pavilion. Pleenty of parking. Black sand beach with plenty of pumas to collect.

Thank Lara J
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Plenty of parking. A walk on soft black sand amongst zillions of driftwood is necessary to reach the sea. It was very windy the day I went...and quite cool. Raincoat or warm jacket needed from now on!

Thank pascale_delos
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Super lucky to have this beach on our doorstep. Beautifully rugged, great for long walk to the cliffs, fun to watch the storms roll in and stunning on a hot day...great for the whole family, surf life guards are on hand, fishing is good and...More

Thank ToothfairyGal
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

A short walk from where we stayed the beaches here have the black sand found along the west coast of New Zealand. The water here was quite wild when we visited with a lot of wood and other debris washed up. The beach stretched both...More

Thank mickreal
Reviewed 11 March 2018

It is at Whanganui River mouth where plenty fresh water from the river meet and mixed with salty sea water, and you can see the colour difference between them. Nice place for swimming, although a lot drifted woods littered and scattered at this black sandy...More

Thank santo t
Reviewed 23 February 2018

This is a wild and rugged beach typical of many parts of the west coast of the North Island. People go surfing here but there are also days when it is quiet and calm. On a hot day however you need to remember to bring...More

Thank Erasmus16
Reviewed 30 January 2018

We went down to the beach as it was a real hot day,there were lots of families there and it was great.They had life guards there keeping a very close watch on things.A good afternoon.

Thank BrentS1583
Reviewed 6 January 2018

It is really a spectacular black sand beach with a ridiculous dirt road to get there. Walk by a waterfall on the path to the beach. Just too cold to swim!

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I used to live out at Castlecliff and spent many hours walking along the beach with the dog. It was great to go back for a visit. The weather was ghastly but it was still nice to go for a walk and watch the tourists...More

Thank SLRobinsonNZ
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