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Piha Beach

Piha, Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“lion rock” (121 reviews)
“black sand” (116 reviews)
“great beach” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Piha, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great beach with so many different view points. There are four in particular that I visited that offered breathtaking views of Piha beach and Lion Rock. No matter who you are there is something for everyone here; you can take a stroll...More

Thank Jeannette R
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a magic spot Piha is and what more perfect spot to see all of its surrounds than from up Lion Rock!

Thank Jono F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s been a few years since I last visited but came here yesterday with our friends from Geneva Switzerland. Stunning drive to get there and equally stunning scenery when you arrive. They couldn’t believe how beautiful the views and beach are. Don’t forget to stop...More

Thank Skin197
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It rained in the morning, on the day I was there, so the walk surrounding the hill was a bit muddy and slippery. But the scenery was so stunningly beautiful, it was worth it getting my feet dirty. The lion rock definitely look more lifelike...More

Thank Cheong C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's about 1 hour drive from Auckland with winding roads. The city has lots of roadworks going on at the moment so the traffic wasn't the fastest. The beach has black sand and you can climb up the lions rock if you feel like it.

1  Thank Jane Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place, exhilarating, wild, wonderful, unique, exotic, natural, uncommercial yet can still get a coffee

Thank BMoniqueB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful spot! This black sand beach is great for paddling and heaven for photographers. Parking is free and tbe beach is wide and long. If you are feeling energetic you can also climb up Lion Rock. Definitely worth the drive from Auckland!

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited three black sand beaches, and Piha was the most beautiful of the three! The black sand is amazing to see and this beach had a special sparkle. Lion rock enhances the scenery. A must see!

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 AdventureCouple_2017
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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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