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Beautiful day and beach

Had a lovely long beach walk. Great to see all the families and kids out and about enjoying the day... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The water was very low when we visited, but that only added to the fun because you could walk far... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely long beach walk. Great to see all the families and kids out and about enjoying the day as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 671deirdreh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The water was very low when we visited, but that only added to the fun because you could walk far out into the water and there were small “islands”. It was super cool and we found lots of water creatures! No worries though, no animals...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fanny_christinaa
Reviewed 17 December 2018

the view is very fantastic, amazing and excellent. Other facilites are fine, very nice beach. a lot of space to relax and walk. it is not far from Raglan, about 4 or 5 kms

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ir0nFighter
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Stopped off for a quick surf and this place is the business. The view from the top of the car park was amazing. Lines and lines of 3 foot swells and not a breath of wind. Beautiful black sand beach, toilets, change rooms. Great for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thegarvans
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Nice enough, nothing spectacular , saw some horses riding which was lovely, but some 20-30 yo guys were racing up and down on a very loud scooter not very peaceful!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vet1789
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Unspoilt by cafes and suchlike. Toilets and changing rooms available. Patrolled beach when the flags are flying. Stunning scenery whatever the weather

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mike H
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Drove to Raglan from Hamilton and found this beach by chance. Car park and toilets. Steep access to the beach. Lots of surfers with flags so you could swim if you wanted. Black sandy beach. Nice beach.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JohnK269
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Watch from the reserve at the top of the hill and you won’t be dissatisfied. Epic location, little drive away but even on a rainy evening was a treat!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Youngman321
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Great beach for walking along. Lots of people horseriding at low tide including a horse and sulky training for trotting races.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kleonz
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I live nearby and it's the place us locals go for a swim in the surf. There is a steep walk down to the beach from the car park (which is always full in summer). It's safe to swim between the flags and in the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jen B
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