Piha Beach, Piha

4.7
#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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  • Actual name is "Piha Beah". The rock mountain in the photo is formed like head of lion. So, local call it "Lion Head Mountain". There is a cape nearby and some say you can view Australia on one fine s...  more »
  • From the first view of the bay as you start the descent, to the sweeping vista viewed from the carpark area, Piha is THE West Coast surf beach to visit, famed around the world for its surf, its rip, i...  more »
  • This beach, not far from Auckland, is breathtaking beautiful: wide expanses of beach, amazing rock formations, surf, tide pools, and some of the most beautiful scenery in this so beautiful country. Se...  more »
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  • An amazing beach close to Auckland. Has a lovely long beach, plenty of parking spot, restaurant, and public toilets but a rough sea and many drawing cases. But if you are careful it's wonderful place for a family and group of people to enjoy.
  • Iconic black sand beach. Very busy on a nice summer day - parking can be limited, fairly quiet through winter.
  • Moody and atmospheric beach littered with firm, black sand. Awesome when filled with fog. Great cafe to eat at. High foreboding rock cliffs with crashing seas. Highly recommended day trip from Auckland.
  • Nice beach, nice view of Pacific Ocean. And really convenient
  • For scenic lovers touring the Auckland area. Beautiful west coast beach. A must See!

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