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. Plan to visit Ngarunui Beach during your Raglan vacation using our convenient Raglan online travel planner .
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  • As you approach this beach you get good views of it and the surf, before winding down through the grassy bank to the beach itself. It's a lovely beach to walk along, taking pictures. There were consta...  more »
  • The sunset Ngarunui Beach was just amazing and beautiful. The upper parking lot decorated with sculptures inspired by Maori offers a great view.
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  • You should definetly visit this if you are into surfing or realy want to surf for the first time!! Beautifull black sand beaches en moderately warm sea.  more »
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  • A nice black sand beach! We were there from sunset till dark. I totally recommend being there at dark because I have NEVER ever seen the stars so brightly there. There is no light pollution so the sky just illuminates so brilliantly. It leaves you speechless. It's something you have got to experience!
  • Great local beach! This beach is just a short drive (50 min) from Hamilton so i visit frequently. The lifeguards do a great job as the beach can have strong swell and currents. Changing rooms and toilets are provided. Parking can be busy but they do have overflow parking at the top. Beach access is steep via stairs (depending on where you parked) and a paved ramp but is manageable for all fitness levels. I have seen people take carts on wheels so i assume a wheelchair or pram would be doable.
  • Huge expansive beach, very clean. Patrolled. Great waves. Long drops, showers and running water. Surf boards and wetsuits for hire. Beautiful views every angle. Everything you want/need. Be aware there is a bit of a walk from the overflow car parks when busy.
  • Such a beautiful beach. Long wide and flat. Waters are absolutely beautiful here as well. It is a bit out of the way from Auckland, it's better to go to Raglan for a few days and visit here. Very popular with body boards.
  • The beach is black sand beach and one of the long beach n beautiful. It is best suited for sea surfing. One the beach there is life guard available and also small shop which provides surfing boards and wet suits. The toilets, shower and changing rooms are available too. Would love to visit again.
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