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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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TripAdvisor
  • Great black sand beach. Clean. Can be quite busy but great if you're into watersports. Very steep slope to go down to get to the beach, which on a hot day especially, can be tiring to walk back up whe...  more »
  • We read how beautiful this beach and used the Trip Advisor map and directions to get there. Those directions took us to the very beginning ( north) part of the beach- which was ok but not fabulous. Lu...  more »
  • We visited the beach on a sunny afternoon, which was absolutely worth it. The water is a little bit cold in March, but that's neither surprising nor off-putting. From what we could tell there were qui...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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?
  • Spectacular view, unbelievable black sand with billions of shells, but I have to warn you, it is extremely possible, that it well be chilly there -put on some worm, wind protecting cloth, if you are not in your water-immersion suit
  • beautiful at low tide, inconsistent for surfing. be aware of strong rips and currents.