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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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  • Favourite beach, lots of surf, take care with rips, swim within flags always. Lion rock to climb, various walks close by. wonderful view coming into Piha 
  • We had a day trip to the beach and surrounds including Lion Rock and the waterfall. The road winds it's way from Auckland for an hour and is worth the trip. The waterfall is nice but the climb up the ...  more »
  • My family and I loved our trip to Piha beach, as part of a day trip from Auckland. The beach had beautiful dark sand and stunning scenery, including surrounding mountains littered with beach houses an...  more »