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“lion rock”(134 reviews)
“black sand”(124 reviews)
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Piha, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Piha Beach is an absolutely stunning place to visit. There is a bus that goes there now! Costs $40 bucks for a return ticket and gives you a tour of Piha!

Thank MichaelK12065
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is very nice, but we did only go to c;limb the Lion Rock. It is very steep and the top part is now closed due to rock falls. However, there are hand rails so you can get there safely. We went at low...More

Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was able to sit up on lion rock for beautiful views of this perfect beach. One of the best beaches in the world.

Thank blurryshooter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place to chill and enjoy the scenery. Midweek we had the beach to ourselves. Nice scenic drive from Auckland.

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Piha is where our New Zealand life-saving Champions training is at its peak. The surf is very rough and I would not recommend for amateurs to swim safely here. Great Beach walks and great day out! Scenery beautiful!

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Auckland. While you drive to the beach through the mountains, make sure you stop for a photo at the view point

Thank Arun N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little bit black sand Very large Really recommended go there. With car you need approx 1:20 Hr from Auckland Viaduct

Thank MasterDive
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an absolutely beautiful beach, the water can be a little rough at times but that adds to the appeal

Thank A5hh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everybody will go to Piha to watch the big waves and some surfers trying to stay on top of their board. Nice walk along the beach.

Thank christophe l
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Piha beach is black sand beach. It is one of most beautiful beach of the world Away from the city hassles; best thing is you will not find much crowd here. Serene and peaceful; one can spend hours here. We overspend our budget time here....More

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23 October 2016|
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Response from Janice L | Reviewed this property |
Free parking and lots of it :-)