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“great beach” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Back Beach

Back Beach
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“great beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

great beach to go and walk along or if the tides out you can visit the islands there but don't get caught when the tide comes in
good place to relax in the sun for a few hours

Visited February 2014
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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2 reviews
“Beautiful nature”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

Stunning landscape and volcanic black sand make this beach unique. So far it's the most beautiful beach I've ever been to... Ideal for long walks or just laying under the sun.

Visited November 2013
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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Lots of stairs to the Beach.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

there is about a hundred stairs to go down to the beach. Fine on the way down but very hard work on the way back up. great for exercise though. And be careful you don't get halfway down to find your path blocked by a seal, like I did. Had to veer off the stairs into the hillside to get round it. Back Beach is black sand but it is lovely down there to walk along the beach.

Visited November 2013
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Nature at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

We love this wild beach on the fringe of New Plymouth. Kids and dogs love running down the huge sand dune at the New Plymouth end of the beach, and there are stairs to help you get back up if the climb is too daunting. The beach itself is ever-changing as the soft rocky cliffs regularly crumble onto the sand, so best not to climb on them. The beach is not patrolled and the surf is unpredictable, so this is a perfect beach for a walk and to enjoy the fresh air and the stunning views.

Visited November 2013
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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143 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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“A beach For all Seasons”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

This beach on the west coast of the north island is in the city of New Plymouth.
Great place to head to on a stormy day(you will probably almost have the beach to yourself).
Several small islands are just off the coast & these are inhabited by seals & bird life. At low tide you can walk to some of these islands.
This is a beach where you are allowed dogs on so very popular with dog owners.
In summer it's a popular place with families & when the surf is pumping surfers make there way to this beach. The sand is black & the water is crystal clear.

Visited October 2013
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