Blackhead Beach

Long Range Road, Blackhead, Central Hawke's Bay, Hawkes Bay

Blackhead Beach is a fantastic spot under an hour’s drive from Waipukurau. Home to Te Angiangi Marine Reserve which spans between Blackhead and Aramoana Beach there are lots of rockpools to explore and underwater creatures to meet.

Walk or 4WD north along the beach to Shelly Bay and Stingray Bay, two great spots for swimming and snorkeling at low tide.

The beach has a lovely community feel with lots of long-term locals, great swimming, fantastic fishing and diving. A great spot for people watching and soaking up some sun.

Getting there

Heading east out of Waipukurau on Tavistock Road which turns into Farm Road. Follow your nose all the way to the Coast, it is just under 40km, so should take you about 45mins from Waipukurau.