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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
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
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
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
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
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