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Piha Beach

Piha, Auckland, New Zealand
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Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland
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Piha Beach and Rainforest Day Tour
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Adventure Day Trip to West Coast Beaches from Auckland
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“lion rock” (112 reviews)
“black sand” (106 reviews)
“great beach” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Piha, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Such and amazing beach and it's free to park. Here are some of the reasons that I highly recommend this beach: Black Sand: There are a lot of beaches in New Zealand, but there are not a lot of black sand beaches. And this beach...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Low or high tides, its just wonderful to be there,black sand and roaring waves perfect for the photo enthusiasts, the sunset is stunning.

Thank richkams
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the West Coast beaches just out of Auckland, with black sand and wild waves. Visited in winter so few people on the beach. In summer it is much more populated. Great place to walk with friends, walk the dog. If you visit during...More

Thank LindaGuirey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Piha is a stunning beach, the views on the drive down to it are amazing and lots of great photo opportunities. Nice volcanic sand, take care going in the sea though as it was very powerful with some big waves.

Thank Majestic0801
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Piha beach is a very nice beach with black sand.I went on a very windy day and was getting blown around by the wind! In the middle of the beach is Lion Rock, this is a high rock which is fun to climb, it has...More

Thank Luke H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very picturesque place, sea looks magnificent over here. Great place to spend a day outdoors. Good for surfers.

Thank Suheel2012
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The beach at Piha is surrounded by some pretty amazing rock formations. the best being Lion Rock, which sits smack bang in the middle of the sand, there is a path to climb up the rock, which is very very high. you can get about...More

Thank Hamish S
Reviewed 21 August 2017

part of the half day bush and beach tour and we were the only ones on the beach our guide had advised that climbing on the rock wasn't allowed and the water could be dangerous however there are plenty of photos to take of the...More

Thank chris c
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

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 left Piha feeling refreshed. Fresh air doesn't come any...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately the tide was coming in so we couldn't walk all the way around. However, where we did go was beautiful.

Thank Rich30306
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23 October 2016|
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Response from Mandy H | Reviewed this property |
no plenty of parking along the beach