Ngarunui Beach, Raglan

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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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  • August 10, 2017
    Even in the middle on winter (July) this is a stunning place to visit. Not far out of Raglan township to visit. Keep to the speed of 50km through most of the town and local roads.  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    We visited on a clear but cold, windy mid winter's day. Black sand, boulders round and smooth, youngsters out surfing, whooping with joy as they came in from their fun. We picnicked on lush green gras...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    Even though it is winter here in New Zealand we didn't want to miss the beautiful black sand beaches. We weather gave us a beautiful break with sunshine so we drive out to Raglan to put our toes in th...  more »
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  • Nice beach. Helps if you surf. :) Shallow and great for little kids.
  • Beautiful beach, visited during winter and still saw several surfers in the water.
  • Fantastic view, black sand, very nice place for surfing. Can not ask for more.
  • Great waves, great sand, lots of lifeguards. Everything you could ask for of a beach.
  • Nice beach and good atmosphere. Good for surfing. Lifguards on watch

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