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Piha Beach, Piha
(4.8/5 based on 460+ 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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  • The photo here is one of Lion Rock, at Piha, a popular surf beach within an hour's drive of Auckland CBD. It is on the west coast and surrounded by forested hill country so you can combine swimming an...  more »
  • We had a short stay in Auckland and decided to get a cab out for a view of Piha. So worth it! It is the most amazing natural beauty, from the dark sand and wild waves to the large rock formations. We ...  more »
  • Carpark was easy to find. The place was a little chilly when we arrived but it was worth it! Definitely not to be missed if you're in Auckland, it's just an hour's drive away!