Updated: Oct 10, 2018
48Km west of Hamilton lies Raglan, a small beachside town that is both a surfing mecca and a dramatically scenic area of black sand coastline. Many people believe that Manu Bay on this coast has the longest, most accessible and consistent left-hand break in the world, even better than Ninety Mile Beach! If you are skilled enough, it's possible to catch a wave and cruise for up to two kilometres. Manu Bay (also known as The Point) was featured in the 1966 cult surfing movie Endless Summer. If surfing is not your passion, Ocean Beach is great for swimming or boarding & Raglan itself has many choice cafes where you can get a world-beating espresso while enjoying the local creative culture.