Piha Beach, Piha

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Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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 and other Piha attractions into our Piha journey planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Stunning beach with decent waves for the surfers, swim between monitored flags, sea and currents can be dangerous, lovely walks on the black sparkly sand which gets very hot in summer, go up to the...  more »
  • Amazing beach and views, one of the best in NZ, dont miss it, If you love surf, sand and beach walks, this is the one for you, followed closely by Muriwai up the coast a little. Love the west coast...  more »
  • Beautiful beach and surrounds. The dark sand gets EXTREMELY hot, so be careful and wear shoes. The beach is super flat so on low tide you'll be able to walk out quite a bit.
  • Great if your a surfer, otherwise swim between the flags as this place is known for rips. Just watch Piha rescue. Lovely black sand beach which can get extremely hot on a sunny day. Its a beautiful place just to sit and unwind watching the sunset.

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