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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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  • Firstly, the negatives: No shade down at the beach. The walk from the carpark to the beach is quite long and steep. Not much fun when you have two toddlers and a stoller with you. The positives: Lovel...  more »
  • A lovely beach with black sand, also a surfers beach, quite a walk down from the car park but very pretty.  more »
  • This beach is beautiful- long and wide at the foot of the cliffs. There are restrooms and changing rooms. If the waves are daunting at Manu Bay and Whale Bay give it a try. Approach from the boat laun...  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