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“lion rock”(134 reviews)
“black sand”(124 reviews)
“great surf”(11 reviews)
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Piha, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the rue tasman waves., hills in thesea., a unique beach no doubt., beware of the waves.,its tasman., half an hour drive from auckland., the beach is unusually beautiful..

Thank VibhorN8
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

After a scenic drive through a lush, mountainy forest, you arrive at a picture perfect beach with black sand, breaking waves and breathtaking rock features. There are shower and toilet facilities and active life guards. Perfect for a day on the beach, hiking or exploring,...More

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

You do not see a black sandy beach every day. It really is a gorgeous place to go to. The roads there ain’t the best, but it’s worth a drive. There are toilets and cafes around the area.

Thank TeneSaarva
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I am still surprised as to why Auckland Council does not have any public transport to this place. Its one of the heavens in Auckland where not only family goers enjoy but for surfer its a must see place. The tides are high and strong,...More

Thank AnkitD344
Reviewed 5 August 2018

You must go to this beach if you are anywhere near Auckland. The drive took just under 1 hour from the house we were renting in Remuera Auckland, along route 13. The last 15-20 minutes of the drive involved harrowing twists and turns, but it...More

Thank PnJNewYork
Reviewed 24 July 2018

we were staying at the domain park so just a short stroll from there to the beach, black sands and wild west coast surf.

Thank ShaneP1291
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We drove here on a small country road. Lovely big beach, sheltered from the wind, on a nice day it would be fantastic.

Thank katejim1
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linlan2016
23 October 2016|
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Response from Mandy H | Reviewed this property |
no plenty of parking along the beach
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