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126 Lone Kauri Rd, Auckland 0772, New Zealand
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Stunning beach with pristine waters and surprisingly hot black sand. The cliffs surrounding it are extraordinary. Could have spent all day here but ran out of suncream!
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This is beach is nice but in my opinion not as pretty as Piha. Both beaches are black sand which some people do not like. The area around this beach is nice including the waterfall just up the road which was attractive despite it being summer with not much rain.
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Karekare Beach is a large expanse of black sand. The waves come crashing in, the birds flit around. A wonderful location
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We had a pleasant time on Karekare beach. We followed a path up to a beautiful view above Karekare. The beach is beautiful, sandy, people playing sports, enjoying the sea. If you’re around or would like to enjoy some silence, this is a short walk for you.
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Initially we took the path from the parking lot which was incorrect. The proper trail to the beach starts from the other side of the road bridge. It was about a 15 minute walk to the beach. Once we arrived we had this massive black sand beach to ourselves. It is awesome. On the
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