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Piha Beach, Piha

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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 into our Piha family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Located in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, about an hour from Auckland, this beach is really impressive. It, like Karekare beach next to it (do both), are meant for pro surfers and the undertow is...  more »
  • I have been around the world, but Piha beach is one of those places you do not want to leave. Very beautiful, surrounded with an amazing nature, it is a must see, even for a short Auckland visit.  more »
  • Great beach with huge waves, perfect for hardcore surfers and people who like jumping through waves. It has a great rock (lions rock) but has black sand, which occasionally burns your feet.  more »