Black Rock Beach
Black Rock Beach
4.5
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Black Rock beach is historically and culturally important to the people of Rarotonga. Facing north-west, and receiving all day sun, the lagoon area is a popular aqua-playground. The prominent black rocks serve as diving platforms into the rock pools below. Black Rock is also the home of Rarotonga's only golf course, as well as the tennis centre and beach volleyball courts.
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GRZ
Chicago, IL10,092 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We didn't get lucky with a great weather during out 6-day stay in October so we never saw this beach at its absolute best but what we had seen was absolutely stunning and beautiful - it's a wonderful stop for a beach visit, but also just to sit down, relax, unwind - I would say also very romantic for couples :) the story/history behind the significance of this place makes it even more special!

TIP: great spot for whales/sunsets, the big parking lot right above it makes it super easy to organize a quick, or a long one, stop :)
Written 25 November 2023
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Sandra B
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Interesting history associated with this site. A cultural site that is well worth a visit when you are in the Cook Islands
Written 26 August 2023
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Justine R
Christchurch, New Zealand37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Absolutely gorgeous, great place for snorkeling or relaxing in the ocean. Highly recommended for the little ones.
Written 15 February 2023
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michelle a
Whangarei, New Zealand17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Great to get the history of the Black rock before heading off for a swim in the crystal clear water.
Written 29 November 2022
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dognboarsnz
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
an ideal place to take the kids for a swim. Also an ideal place also for a snorkel. A paddle around these shallow channels is an idea to start out with and the fish life is great.
Written 29 October 2022
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Chiepink
Auckland, New Zealand142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Great place to visit to check out Black Rock and for a swim. There is an area of the beach where it was mainly corals and there was an area with actual sand. Bring your aqua shoes. You need to be able enough to be able to walk down the rocks to access the beach. There were lots of fish to see. My husband was snorkeling and saw a lot of fish. I was with my 5 year old in the shallow parts of the beach and I still spotted a lot of the fish.
Written 23 October 2022
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Pete Y
Auckland, New Zealand713 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Our first time here because the south side of the island was windy. This beach is sheltered and had good snorkelling, there isn’t much shelter from the sun as it get quite hot here. Great to go to before or after you have done a plane landing…
Written 21 August 2022
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Chris T
Whangarei, New Zealand7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Want to be there at sunset on a clear evening. It's been suggested it would be a great spot to take a Take Away meal. There's a way down from the road, just to the right of the lay-by.
Written 17 August 2021
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Steve W
Edmonton, Canada275 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Wanted to try as many beaches as we could on Raro. Black Rock is close to the airport and Avarua, being close to Avarua l'm sure the locals come here a lot. And why not the water is crystal clesr and a pleasure to swim in, not your snorkeling type of beach. Washrooms nearby. Recomended.
Written 19 March 2020
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Starresky
Mission Viejo, CA98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Stopped by here between a layover and did a little napping on the sand at this pretty little beach. Not a ton of beach before you hit the water but enough to lay out. Pretty rock formations and crystal water made for a nice respite before taking our plane to the next spot. Definitely rocky though so bring water shoes!
Written 2 December 2019
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