We entered the beach by running down the massive sand dune from the car park - heaps of fun and wished we'd brought plastic sleds with us!
Scenically it's beautiful - Sugarloaf islands just off the coast and the sea coming around them to create two beaches at 90 degrees angles (on the tide we were there). The beach extends...
Ever have one of those busy errand filled days that make you long for playful, fun days at the beach? Well as we have learned a quick 20 min stop at back beach and its giant sand dune will cure all longing.
Back Beach is located 5 mins drive from New Plymouth overlooking Sugar Loaf Marine Park & Paritutu. Its known for its good surfing conditions & black volcanic sand. Coming from Australia with our white sandy beaches this beach although in a gorgeous setting it was hard to come to terms with the black sand.
Toilet's & parking are available. There...