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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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  • I live in Auckland and take all my visitors to Piha. It's just a 45 min drive from my place. Especially in summer for sunset. I just want to share some pictures I took in February. I believe Piha is o...  more »
  • The sand is black and the beach is very large and very beautiful. Can be mounted on the central rock and we have one your nice seen on the beach part and on the other.
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  • Great spot to visit , amazing views on the drive to it and there is so much to do nearby great ammenities in the town and there is surfing on the beach , you can climb lion rock or relax on the beach  more »