Black Rock Beach, Rarotonga

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A playground for water lovers, Black Rock Beach also represents a historically and culturally important site. Ask the locals about the beach's history and legend, which includes a belief that human spirits depart from this part of the coastline. At one end of the beach you can find large basalt rocks sitting on the edge of the ocean, serving as convenient and all-natural diving platforms. While the beach offers swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, nearby recreational facilities allow you to play tennis, volleyball, or golf. Before you head to Rarotonga, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rarotonga road trip planner, to make sure you see all that Rarotonga has to offer, including Black Rock Beach.
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  • Lovely area to snorkel but reef shoes recommended. Would be better at high tide (I think). Very quiet when we were there but was within walking distance from our hotel  more »
  • This beach provides exactly what you'd want in a tropical island getaway. The views are spectacular and the black rocks that dominate the area provide for great photo opportunities. The water is clear...  more »
  • A great spot to relax sit back and enjoy.... float around on a blow up good spot if windy on the island it seems to be sheltered a sweet spot.  more »
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