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Piha Beach, Piha

(4.8/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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 visited the beach to photograph, and I didn't dare bathe me. Despite being beach with adequate services of vigilantes, and lifeguards, from what I've been reported many surfers and other athletes who attend have needed help, despite usually being ready, has not been always successful, such are the pitfalls of the sea in that area. Absolutely essential is fulfilled the recommendations on site signage.
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  • Took relations from the UK there and it was humming as there was the Billabong surfing champs on. Piha is a place you must see to appricate. Great surf, great bush walks, great views, great beaches.  more »
  • If you have never seen a black sand beach, this is probably one of the most beautiful ones in the world. The road and views getting to it are absolutely amazing. A must see in Auckland.  more »