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Address: New Plymouth, New Zealand

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Beautiful, untouched beach

Out of the world, no golden sands but feels very peaceful and energising spot. Very beautiful scenic spot.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mahendra P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out of the world, no golden sands but feels very peaceful and energising spot. Very beautiful scenic spot.

Thank Mahendra P
Fresno, California
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The Blackest sand I have every seen. Was heavy like clay. Nice area great sunset views and good waves for kids to have fun.

Thank G-Whz
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is such a non tourist beach. Lots of people surfing and playing in the sand dunes. Lovely place to walk.

Thank Bronwyn H
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67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is a great beach to walk on during low tide. Spectacular rock formations and great view of the Sugarloaf islands. You will also find sand dunes near the parking lot.

Thank travelguy1969
New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We entered the beach by running down the massive sand dune from the car park - heaps of fun and wished we'd brought plastic sleds with us! Scenically it's beautiful - Sugarloaf islands just off the coast and the sea coming around them to create two beaches at 90 degrees angles (on the tide we were there). The beach extends... More 

Thank Safarinjema2014
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Interesting beach - lots of stones, but nice place for a stroll (great for dogs). Probably not the best place for a picnic - a bit wild! but worth a look.

Thank Robyn K
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Not a safe place to visit. Too many people have got themselves into danger here. Your car could even be broken into.

Thank COLIN_1_2_1
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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

One of the nicest places for a walk. Climb up Rock Paratutu and enjoy the run sand dune run afterwards down to Back Beach. Nice spot for photography! Only accessible around low tide

Thank Felix W
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Im bias due to living close but ve loved Back Beach my entire life! Surf swim or just enjoy the stroll, just be weary of the rips! Common sense is your guide and youll love it for life i guarentee!

1 Thank Terrance W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Ever have one of those busy errand filled days that make you long for playful, fun days at the beach? Well as we have learned a quick 20 min stop at back beach and its giant sand dune will cure all longing.

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