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Manu Bay, New Zealand

From series “Top Beaches for Surfing on Huge Waves”
Some beaches are great for surfing in New Zealand. Manu Bay is a great example. This beach is located in the town of Raglan. It is considered one of the best beaches with left-hand waves in the world. The height of the waves reaches 3 meters off the coast at certain times of the year. This makes the beach an optimal training place for experienced surfers.

Manu Bay, New Zealand Manu Bay is one of the first beaches in the world to be used for regular training and surfing competitions. Surfers began to visit the coast in the 60s of the last century. Filming of the "Endless Summer" film took place here in 1966. The famous Raglan Surfing School is located on the beach. Therefore, not only professional surfers but also beginners like to come here.

The town of Raglan has a very calm and measured atmosphere. It is suitable for a relaxing holiday and exploring the peculiarities of the local way of life. Even those who have always been indifferent to surfing should visit this beach. Many world-class surfers train here. Many tourists specially come to the coast to observe their skills. The beach is surrounded by very beautiful rock formations. They are considered remarkable natural objects. It will be interesting to take a walk here for fans of picturesque nature. Next - Montanita Beach

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Nearest airports:
 »  Hamilton International Airport HLZ - in 46 km
 »  Ardmore Airport AMZ - in 89 km
 »  Auckland Airport AKL - in 90 km
 »  Tauranga Airport TRG - in 123 km
 »  Rotorua Regional Airport ROT - in 136 km
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Best hotels near Manu Bay

Raglan Sunset Motel and Holiday Houses

Located in 5 km from Manu Bay
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Rooms: 24
Raglan Sunset Motel offers a choice of studios and self-contained apartments. Some accommodation offer a patio leading onto the courtyard, others … More: photo, rates and booking
Foxgloves Bed and Breakfast

Located in 24 km from Manu Bay
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Rooms: 3
Each room at Foxgloves Bed and Breakfast includes a private en suite bathroom and tea/coffee making facilities. The guest lounge and dining room … More: photo, rates and booking
Ascot Lodge Motel

Located in 39 km from Manu Bay
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Rooms: 11
Motel Ascot Lodge is 5 minutes' drive from central Hamilton, and 5 minutes' walk from Waterworld. Hamilton Zoo is a 10-minute drive, and Hamilton … More: photo, rates and booking
Stadium Motel

Located in 40 km from Manu Bay
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Rooms: 17
Founders Theatre is only a 10-minute walk from Stadium Motel and Waikato Hospital a 10-minute drive. Hamilton Domestic Airport is 20 minutes' drive … More: photo, rates and booking

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