Most Beautiful Beaches of New Zealand #2

I think this gallery is very interesting. Perhaps it is due to the very untypical beach I shared at the end: the black one! Before I went to New Zealand I thought that black beaches are mainly in Iceland which is one of the reasons I have always wanted to go there. But here we are: what a surprise! In Kaikoura – a small town near Christchurch that is well known for whales, seals and dolphins’ watching – the black beach was found!

The weather was bad: it was cold and it was raining so I dressed a waterproof jacket and went to the beach that was next to a holiday park I was staying at called Peketa Beach. In rainy and stormy weather this beach made a huge impression on me: the black sand and white waves were so counterintuitive! I had the feeling that clouds were very low and the whole beach seamed cosy. I’m not sure if every black beach does that or maybe it seams to be small in a bad weather only. One is certain: I will let you know if I visit any other black beach again. Watch previous gallery.

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I get easily fascinated with people and places. I am passionately curious. I get often seduced with the beauty of nature. Blue sky, pure water, white snow and endless horizon seams to be enough to make me happy.

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  • Susan VibrantIreland

    I’d love to visit a black beach too! Never knew there was one in NZ- thanks for the tip :-)

    • Yes Susan! Let’s!
      Let’s see the black beach! It is awesome!

  • Steve Muller

    Where exactly is this #NZ black beach? Could you give a hint/map/link?

    • It is in Kaikoura, a small town north from Christchurch. Not sure if it works but try to copy&paste this one to your browser: http://goo.gl/maps/nXM5S
      Otherwise google it!

      • Steve Muller

        Thanks – WOW – it works. It’s even in the preview mode :)

        • Indeed! What a nice surprise! I hope you find it useful. Are you planning to visit New Zealand soon?

  • eemusings (NZMuse)

    There are more black beaches – all the west coast beaches in Auckland :)

    • So good to know! Next time (this year perhaps?) I hope to visit the North Island too! Thanks for letting me know.