Anawhata Beach

A favorite amongst locals, of the BlackSand beaches, a day at Anawhata is always an adventure.

It may be the most empty, perfect, untouched beach in the entire world. Black sand (of course), decent surf, the monolithic Keyhole rock, amazing quiet lagoons and rock pools, fun low-level cliff jumps, beautiful sand dunes for running / rolling / sliding down, and a quiet, safe river for a lazy swim.

Activities at Anawhata will vary according to conditions on the day. We have to keep you all safe!

Even if we did none of those activities, it is maybe the most beautiful empty place in the world. Seldom more than 20 people there.