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“Best Beach in the World”
Review of Ruakaka Beach

Ruakaka Beach
Ranked #12 of 55 things to do in Whangarei
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is home for us and after travelling to many places around the world we still rate this as the best beach in the world. 14km of white sand and a safe gently sloping beach. Even in the high season (Dec/Jan) it is still not crowded. B&B's, Camping ground or Motel to stay at. An ideal family holiday destination.

Thank Allan L
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stay at Ruakaka for 2 weeks every summer and love the beach. The kids enjoy boogy boarding in the waves. Nice family beach complete with life guards.

Thank Diamonds2
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is very much a family beach, although it does have "rips" so swimming between the flags is essential as is a watchful eye on children. It is surf patrolled during the summer holiday season and there is a very active surf life saving club. Toilets and a diary are close by for snacks and ice creams etc.

Thank Tim S
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

White sands and gentle safe slope complete with friendly Life Guards ... enjoy a day and walk for 4 kilometers along a sunny vistas

Thank Richard1901
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

It was by accident that I took a detour after a long journey for a coffee break and I discovered the Ruakaka beach. Though Not very easy to find this beach, I consider this one of the best beaches in Northland. I have visited here over 3 times and its an absolute paradise for the clean sands, blue waters and ofcourse the flower bed on the sanddunes as you walk into the beach. Highly recommended pitstop for tired travellers or anyone looking for a good beach for relaxing/fishing over summer !!!

Thank Vish13
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