Piha Beach, Piha

4.8
#1 of 17 in Beaches in Auckland Region
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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  • August 14, 2017
    We visited Piha on a blustery mid-winter day. A strong westerly was howling in, blowing loose black sand across the beach. We climbed Lion Rock for a better view, though it was closed part-way up. We ...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Unfortunately the tide was coming in so we couldn't walk all the way around. However, where we did go was beautiful.  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    We stayed in the campsite right by the beach (Piha Domain Motor Camp) so the beach was right on our doorstep. Lion Rock is an amazing sight in its own right, but loss even more dramatic being surround...  more »

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