Piha Beach, Piha

4.8
#1 of 25 in Beaches in Auckland
Explore and relax in a wild coastal landscape at Piha Beach, formed by distinctive volcanic black sand. Divided in two by the imposing bulk of the towering and iconic Lion Rock, the beach remains one of the area's most popular. Grab your surfboard and hit the waves, or just kick back along the shoreline and enjoy the view of the sea, accented by the lush surroundings. Keep in mind during your visit that the beach sometimes has very dangerous riptides, so swimming far from the shore is best avoided even for confident swimmers. Put Piha Beach and other Piha attractions into our Piha journey planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Although it was a cold day, the drive out to Piha was certainly worth its while. This is a beautiful corner of the earth and not to be missed. I don't have words to describe the beauty. Be sure to sto...  more »
  • Windy road to get there but well worth it. Great spot for photography and relaxing. I never get tired of the different sands and interesting vistas around NZ.  more »
  • You fly into Aukland. You drive a half hour, mostly on twisty mountain roads. You come to Piha, a very small town with a beautiful black beach and many surfers riding the waves. What makes it great ar...  more »
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