Black Rock Beach, Rarotonga

#5 of 6 in Beaches in Cook Islands
A playground for water lovers, Black Rock Beach also represents a historically and culturally important site. Ask the locals about the beach's history and legend, which includes a belief that human spirits depart from this part of the coastline. At one end of the beach you can find large basalt rocks sitting on the edge of the ocean, serving as convenient and all-natural diving platforms. While the beach offers swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, nearby recreational facilities allow you to play tennis, volleyball, or golf. Before you head to Arorangi, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Arorangi road trip planner, to make sure you see all that Arorangi has to offer, including Black Rock Beach.
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  • Stopped by here between a layover and did a little napping on the sand at this pretty little beach. Not a ton of beach before you hit the water but enough to lay out. Pretty rock formations and...  more »
  • Great place for swimming, snorkeling or taking a walk. Its an easy stroll along the beach from The Edgewater or even further. There is a car park at the top which after a few visits wondered why...  more »
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