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This local favorite boasts a stunning black-sand surf beach, with powerful waves and the iconic Lion Rock, attracting surfers and swimmers from far and wide.
From its cliff-framed shores, you can take in some breathtaking views of the ocean, while the bush-covered hills that surround the beach offer countless opportunities for hiking and exploring. You can even scramble over rocks and venture into a mysterious cave!
A variety of fantastic trails also start right near the beach, so why not venture into the hills behind Piha and see what kind of wildlife you can spot on your way back down?
If you're looking to learn how to surf, there are several surf schools in the area that cater to all ages and skill levels, so you can hit the waves with confidence.
For those who prefer more relaxed activities, Piha Beach offers plenty of opportunities for sunbathing, picnicking, and fishing. There's something for everyone here!
Piha Beach is one of the west coasts must visit beaches and we think you will find it well worth the drive.
Location Te wāhi
Piha BeachPlan your route
Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
The easiest way to get to Piha Beach is to drive there. Once arrived, there is ample parking available for you to park your car.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
Climb up the Lion Rock for the best views.