Piha Beach, Piha

Explore and relax in a wild coastal landscape at Piha Beach, formed by distinctive volcanic black sand. Divided in two by the imposing bulk of the towering and iconic Lion Rock, the beach remains one of the area's most popular. Grab your surfboard and hit the waves, or just kick back along the shoreline and enjoy the view of the sea, accented by the lush surroundings. Keep in mind during your visit that the beach sometimes has very dangerous riptides, so swimming far from the shore is best avoided even for confident swimmers. Put Piha Beach and other Piha journey planner attractions into our {2}, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This is a stunning location. The beach is excellent although the surf is a bit rough and not that great for swimming unless you are a strong swimmer. There are plenty of places to walk to where you...  more »
  • Piha is a wonderful beach. It is dominated by Lion Rock an extinct Volcanic plug. The waves come crashing in and it is a good beach for surfing.  more »
  • Beautiful beach and surrounds. The dark sand gets EXTREMELY hot, so be careful and wear shoes. The beach is super flat so on low tide you'll be able to walk out quite a bit.
  • Great if your a surfer, otherwise swim between the flags as this place is known for rips. Just watch Piha rescue. Lovely black sand beach which can get extremely hot on a sunny day. Its a beautiful place just to sit and unwind watching the sunset.
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