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Hiked Bridal Falls first, then visited Ruapuke at sunset. Just amazing! Had the entire beach all... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Portland, OR
A lovely West coast beach accessible

We drove from Raglan in the sea fog then just as the view came out so did the access to Ruapuke. we... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
rob C
Coromandel, New Zealand
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30 Jul 2018
8 Jul 2018
“A lovely West coast beach accessible”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

Hiked Bridal Falls first, then visited Ruapuke at sunset. Just amazing! Had the entire beach all to myself - not a single person! My footsteps were the only ones in the sand. Found wild lillies and picked a few for the bed-n-breafast I was staying...More

Thank jeffdisney
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We drove from Raglan in the sea fog then just as the view came out so did the access to Ruapuke. we stopped for a cold but very cool picnic- its a lovely west coast beach and very accessible despite the road entrance.

Thank rob C
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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