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Piha Beach, Piha

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Beach · Nature / Park
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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 attractions into our Piha journey planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A strange way to start a review, but another two people have just drowned at Piha Beach; please, please do not swim at this beach unless you are an incredibly strong swimmer used to dangerous rips... 
    A strange way to start a review, but another two people have just drowned at Piha Beach; please, please do not swim at this beach unless you are an incredibly strong swimmer used to dangerous rips...  more »
  • Straight out of National Geographic stunning views and you can do a cheeky mountain climb as well as a nearby waterfall trail. Careful in the water through it’s extremely rough even on a calm day... 
    Straight out of National Geographic stunning views and you can do a cheeky mountain climb as well as a nearby waterfall trail. Careful in the water through it’s extremely rough even on a calm day...  more »

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