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Ngarunui Beach, Raglan

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web
The rough western exposure of Ngarunui Beach provides ideal surfing conditions along this stretch of black sandy beach. Visitors come for the beginners' surfing, but stay for the sunbathing and invigorating swimming in this scenic spot. Lifeguards patrol the beach during the summer months, keeping an attentive eye on swimmers. Onsite surf schools rent out boards and wetsuits. Take advantage of the scenic area above the beach for picnicking, hiking trails, restrooms, and lookout points to watch surfers and sunsets. Lush green rolling hills surround the sandy beach. Note that in windy weather swimming can be a challenge here; inexperienced swimmers should exercise caution. Using our online itinerary creator, Raglan attractions like Ngarunui Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Black sand beach with lifeguard hut and surf club above but with change rooms and toilets on the beach level. Huge beach. Big surf when we were there, You can walk almost back into Raglan at low tide....  read more »
  • We sat high on the hill on a lovely wooden seat dedicated to a surf enthusiast, and waited to see the sun set over the West. Alas, a little cloudy that day, but really a breath of fresh air after bein...  read more »
  • If you want a place to eat your fish and chips and watch the sun set, this is it. A great place for the family. 
  • A stunning and nearly pristine beach with space for everyone. It's great to see horses being exercised, people surfing, swimming and fishing or just enjoying the scenery. Beautiful bush walks close by and great food within 10 minutes drive. What more could anyone ask for?
  • Beautiful beach. One of the best in the country. Just the walk back to the car park after hours of swimming and surfing isn't ideal lol
  • Great beach for hanging out, throwing a football/frisbee, and of course surfing. Particularly great for beginners riding the whitewash. Watch out for the rip in front of the lifeguard house though as it's taken more than 1 life.
  • Beautiful beach
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