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A Hidden Beauty - Rarawa Beach

All I can say, this one beautiful beach. With beautiful white sand where the open ocean touches its... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Kaitaia, New Zealand
Wear shades as the sands are brilliant white

* Lovely white silica sand * Nice sand for kids to play with * High tide water forms a shallow... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2018
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Average2%
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“blue water”(2 reviews)
“new zealand”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Rarawa Beach Road, Kaitaia 0484, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

All I can say, this one beautiful beach. With beautiful white sand where the open ocean touches its shorelines. It also has gentle running creek that flows down the edge of the beach where it is safe for children and mums and dads to swim...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Ted1901
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

* Lovely white silica sand * Nice sand for kids to play with * High tide water forms a shallow stream for toddlers to play safely in water

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RajaR61
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

The whitest silica sand in New Zealand! Camp is back from the beach on an estuary, but the short walk beside the stream to the beach is well worth the visit. Only 4km off the main road for day trippers.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PipnPaulF
Reviewed 24 November 2018

A must to visit! A spectacular white sand beach through a wee bush clearing off a dusty road, warm clear water, great to swim in. Made a sand mermaid sculpture and had dolphins swim past.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KarlosP82
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The sand is like silk. I live on the gold coast at Surfers Paradise and have walked on the beaches at Waikiki this little beach Rarawa is unequalled. Who ever lives near this beach are very lucky and blessed.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank bettywheel
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Remote, uncrowded, warm water. Beautiful for solo surfing in the morning as the sun beams through the back of the crystal clear waves.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Bryan W
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Although the water was grey and the rain was falling we still enjoyed a short stop at this lovely white sand beach. Limited parking so would imagine we wouldn't have been so lucky on a hot sunny day. Water looked a little rough and there...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 27 January 2018

very large beach with white, super soft sand and crystal clear water. good waves. you can also drive on the beach if you have 4wd

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank samusomewhere
Reviewed 6 September 2017

So loved this beach - it's huge and there's so much space to relax and enjoy nature. Water can be a bit scary if your not a confident swimmer, so ensure you can identify rips as there aren't many people around to help if you...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Phenix419
Reviewed 31 August 2017

It is a great beach, no discussions at all. Average because there are multiple stunning beaches there and Rarawa is one of them.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank lieuwe17
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