Black Rock Beach, Rarotonga

#5 of 6 in Beaches in Cook Islands
A playground for water lovers, Black Rock Beach also represents a historically and culturally important site. Ask the locals about the beach's history and legend, which includes a belief that human spirits depart from this part of the coastline. At one end of the beach you can find large basalt rocks sitting on the edge of the ocean, serving as convenient and all-natural diving platforms. While the beach offers swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, nearby recreational facilities allow you to play tennis, volleyball, or golf. Before you head to Rarotonga, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rarotonga road trip planner, to make sure you see all that Rarotonga has to offer, including Black Rock Beach.
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  • Great place for swimming, snorkeling or taking a walk. Its an easy stroll along the beach from The Edgewater or even further. There is a car park at the top which after a few visits wondered why there...  more »
  • We walked to Black Rock from Castaway Resort and it was well worth it. The area is pristine and the waters are beautiful. Only a few people on the day we visited with the same idea of some quiet snork...  more »
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