Castlecliff Beach

Castlecliff Beach

Castlecliff Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Whanganui. It is a rugged, black sand west coast surf beach, backed by dunes for most of its 2 km length. The main access is from Rangiora Road to a large parking area in the middle of the beach. There are also public changing facilities and toilets and a surf patrol operates in summer around this part of the beach.

Alternatively, turn into Seafront Road and look out for one of several tracks through the scrub-covered dunes.

In common with other beaches on the Whanganui and Taranaki coasts, there is a lot of driftwood and plenty of pumice, as well as examples of creative temporary constructions as you wander along the beach.

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