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Black Rock beach is historically and culturally important to the people of...

Black Rock beach is historically and culturally important to the people of Rarotonga. Facing north-west, and receiving all day sun, the lagoon area is a popular aqua-playground. The prominent black rocks serve as diving platforms into the rock pools below. Black Rock is also the home of Rarotonga's only golf course, as well as the tennis centre and beach volleyball courts.

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great beach

Awesome Beach to go and enjoy the day either with swimming or snorkelling. I Loved it 100% would go there any day :)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas J
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Yeppoon, Australia
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Yeppoon, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome Beach to go and enjoy the day either with swimming or snorkelling. I Loved it 100% would go there any day :)

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to look at but on a rough day can be not fun for snorkelling. Not much to see there either. You will need reef shoes as there are heaps of rocks and coral. Best place is between the black rocks where the waves create a surge for kids to play in.

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Thank Plummo78
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can be difficult to get to the water due to the rocks and shells, and water was quite rough but it was otherwise a beautiful beach - especially for photos!

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Thank Ramona M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really a beautiful spot. Bring your snorkeling equipment as you will find a lot of smaller but beautiful fish and some corals. Unfortunately a lot of dead corals too. If you are lucky enough you will even find my wedding ring i lost there😜

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Thank Jaron B
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We found this to be the best place for snorkelling. It was also fine for swimming at low tide when many other beaches are too low to do anything except beach combing. Great sunsets and as the airport is close by you get these amazing photos of jets taking off.

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1 Thank familyfuninsun
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

As with all beaches on Raro this beach is better at high tide and offers an alternative to the Muri side (East) in the winds are too high - located near the southern end of the airport on the western end of the southern part of the island - many children and locals use this section of beach to cool... More 

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Thank DTG59
Fort Collins, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The water by Black Rock was much clearer and the beach was much cleaner than the other side of the island by Muri. Also, a beautiful spot to watch the sunset!

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Thank jpeek2
Monterey Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I found this place to have larger fish and the view of black rock was stunning. Saw more sea urchins, and more coral like lettuce leaf and brain coral. Easy to navigate.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We went to Black Rock one an afternoon for a swim and my husband snorkeled. It was a bit windy/wavy the day we went, so it wasn't the greatest day for snorkeling, but it's also not the greatest snorkeling on the island (we liked Fruits of Rarotonga the best). I love taking scenic photos and beachcombing and this is the... More 

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Hannover
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106 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

If you like to take photos or videos or if you just like to see beautiful places, then this beach is a must: the contrast of greenish blue sea, black rocks and yellow sand is just great!

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