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Peaceful and relaxing.

It is a beach to get away from the crowds. The black sand is fantastic, different feeling that what... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
arwen2769
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White Rock, Canada
Beautiful beach

A long sweeping beach perfect for walks and surfing. Excellent facilities including showers and... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
mo m
,
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Raglan, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

It is a beach to get away from the crowds. The black sand is fantastic, different feeling that what you get with white sand. Peaceful place to walk along the beach, take photos, watch the waves come in, or just read a book. Nice area...More

Thank arwen2769
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

A long sweeping beach perfect for walks and surfing. Excellent facilities including showers and changing facilities. Enjoyed a relaxing afternoon, reading and strolling along the black sands.

2  Thank mo m
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

You have to stop in to these beaches if your coming to raglan, huge vast black sand beaches and absolute must see, go for a nice walk and breath in the fresh coastal sea air!!

Thank willsamtroy
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

I took this route back to Raglan after climbing Mt Karioi from the Ruapuke approach. Although a somewhat circuitous path, it had just enough allure to convince me it was the correct decision. Approaching the beach I noted the lack of people there, many would...More

1  Thank MumandSon_10
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Run, walk the dog, run the dog and trot the horse - all are possible on this fairly rugged black-sand beach that stretches in a half-moon shape just a little ways out of Raglan township.

Thank Brian T
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

Raglan is a superb place and within minutes you are on the beaches. Some are on the inlet, others more exposed. Whatever your inclination the beaches are superb and rightly so there are helpful signs about safe enjoyment of them. If yo are visiting Hamilton...More

Thank David S
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

You have to experience this beach; no photo does the expansiveness and the colors of the area justice. Signs up all over the place - not recommended for swimming as it is quite rough and in April quite cold. The beach ranges from a sparkling...More

Thank P J N
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Great little beach, well worth the drive, lovely and peasceful at this time of the year, cant beat on a beautiful day.

1  Thank qualisconsulo
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

One of three surf beaches south of Raglan. All offer great views of the right handed curve of the waves. Lots of young surfers riding the waves.

Thank jdarcyAuckland
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Nice west coast beach. The surf can get dangerous and rough so just be mindful to swim between the flags and follow the lifeguard's directions.

Thank mitch2294
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