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Piha Beach

Piha, Auckland, New Zealand
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Piha, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very beautiful beach. Although it is relatively close to Auckland, it is further than what's mentioned in the guides online. The road has some narrow sharp turns and it isn't possible to drive fast. Moreover, the beach is at the end of...More

Thank Behrang A
Reviewed 4 days ago

A good drive to see a pretty beach and a nice walk up to Lion's Head to overlook the entire beach. Cold water but great to watch the surfers but is known to have dangerous rip-tides so we were warned not to swim here.

Thank Avs1404
Reviewed 1 week ago

Piha beach is wonderful!!! Black sand beach Great surf.....can be very dangerous!!!....but is patrolled by surf patrol About an hour from Auckland but worth the trip

Thank Brycee10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good climb half way up the rock. Gorgeous volcanic sand (dark) Highly recommend a drive out here (1 hour approx from Auckland)

Thank Tash E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a fantastic place to be visited in sunset. Its been refreshing beach to visit on sunset and windy weather. Fine black sand with cold and tough waves....!! Cold breeze was awesome on little warm weather.

Thank Bhavin P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No matter where I travel, this beach has the fondest memories for me. I have been coming here for over 50 years, even before the road was sealed. The surf, the walks in the bush, and the 1960s feel are still there. It’s magic.

Thank BruceFarquhar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

People kept telling me to come here so I rented a car, invited a few friends and came to Piha beach. The weather was cloudy and a bit chilly but still there were a lot, and I mean a lot of people surfing. Apparently its...More

Thank WanderLady28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what an unexpected seaside beauty! Piha beach is a black sand beach and easily accessible as a day trip from Auckland. Piha beach was used as the backdrop to many movies and it’s so easy to see why. I was surprised how close the...More

Thank nicky m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see attraction! About an hour and a half drive from Auckland. This is a long flat beach with sand dunes before you make your way onto the black sand. The sand is simply awesome! There is a shimmery light to it...More

Thank Natasha P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were doing an "800 words" (TV show) locations 'tour'.I had researched locations for my daughter who is a big fan of the show.Piha beach is used on the show and it was fun to see.Another spectacular wild NZ beach. Very close to Karekare Beach.

Thank Jodee W
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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