Black Rock Beach, Rarotonga

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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. A visit to Black Rock Beach represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Arorangi road trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Wanted to try as many beaches as we could on Raro. Black Rock is close to the airport and Avarua, being close to Avarua l'm sure the locals come here a lot. And why not the water is crystal clesr and....  more »
  • 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 »

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