Black's Beach is renowned for its surfing and fishing. The road is fully sealed but is quite windy and narrow in places. Below the parking area is where most of the surfing takes place and toilets facilities have recently been installed.
There is a track down to the a beach called Waitaniwha Bay. This site has rocks that throw up spectacular spray (Blow holes) when the sea is rough.
From Black's Beach and Opoutama is a lookout point where you can enjoy great views of the Māhia Peninsula.
Activities to be enjoyed at Black's Beach are surf casting, surfing, walking along the beach, surf kayaking and relaxing.
This beach is not safe for swimming.
This is a great spot for fishing at sunset - snapper, kahawai, dogfish, trevally, cod, gurnard and the occasional moki are taken here.
Great for experienced surfers | Toilet available
Easy access from car park.
Very consistent right-hand reef break onto a black sand beach. SW to E swells with N-NE offshores. 0.6m to 2.4m.
Black’s is one of the most consistent surf breaks in New Zealand and you are almost guaranteed of finding waves of reasonable quality at least once or twice a week.
Black's has the consistent left and right-hand reef breaks, which are best at low tide in a moderate southerly swell, but watch out for the shal-low reefs.
Take State Highway 2 heading towards Gisborne. At Nūhaka, continue straight ahead through Nūhaka to Māhia. It is well signposted on the traffic-islands at Nūhaka. Black's Beach is 6.8kms from the Nūhaka/Gisborne turnoff. There is sealed parking available. Extra care is required when crossing over the road to the parking area.
|Physical Address:||Cnr SH2 & Queen Street, Wairoa 4108|
|Postal Address:||PO Box 54, Wairoa 4160, Hawke’s Bay|
|Weekdays||8:30 am - 5:00 pm|
|Weekends and public holidays||10:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|CLOSED Christmas Day|
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