Evening at Piha Beach

Added by Alex Souza

Miles upon miles of black sand beaches. The impressive Lion Rock (which you can partially hike up for unrivaled views). Less then an hour drive from Auckland.

The beautiful black sand stretches as far as the eye can see at Piha Beach. Just a short hour drive from nearby Auckland, Piha Beach makes for the perfect evening getaway.

Hike to the top of Lion Rock (well almost the top...the last portion of the trail is closed due to loose rock and hazardous conditions) for an amazing view of the breaking surf and setting sun. Ease of access and stunning beauty make this a must do if you're in the Auckland area.

Read More

Tags

Chillin
Fishing
Photography
Bodysurfing
Surfing
Swimming
Diving
Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
River
Romantic
Scenic

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

A good walk on the black sand...

If you’re wanting to up your game from people watching to surfer watching, look no further! For the majority of the time, there’s always action going on here, as Piha is known to be a go to place for the avid surfer! Don’t forget to checkout lion’s rock!

Explorer

🥇Top Contributor

about 3 years ago

10/10 would recommend 👍

Great beach, great area! The walk from the car park to the beach itself is a beautiful adventure. Soft black sand, giant Lion Rock, and a scenic beach with a lot more to see close by.

Admin

🥇Top Contributor

over 4 years ago

So Close to Auckland...

Piha is a sleepy little beach town that has the quintessential NZed vibe, feel, people and experience. Get there early, go for a swim/ surf (be mindful of the tides/ current) then have a picnic and be prepared to be amazed by the sunsetting on Lion Rock. Heck, even climb up it and see it from there.

🥉Contributor

over 5 years ago

Make sure you check out nearby Kitekite Falls to swim on top of a waterfall! It's close by in the bush at the back of Piha. More details here: https://www.theoutbound.com/new-zealand/chillin/102829

Nearby Adventures

  • Hike the Mercer Bay Loop

    Starting at the end of Log Race Road, just outside Piha, this well groomed loop track takes you along the cliff line above the Tasman Sea and back to the carpark. The Mercer Bay Loop guarantees access to some stunning scenery, and has plenty of ac...

    0.9 miles

  • Hike to Kitekite Falls

    A visit to Auckland's west coast isn't complete until you've had a swim at Kitekite Falls.An easy 40-minute drive from Auckland city, the walk to Kitekite Falls (pronounced key-teh key-teh) is at the end of Glen Esk Road. There's plenty of space t...

  • Explore Karekare Falls

    A stunning horsetail waterfall that is only a short, uphill walk from the Karekare beach carpark (roughly 100m from carpark to track) in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. The waterfall is approximately 30m tall, casting a spray of clear fresh wa...

    0.2 miles 98.4 ft gain

  • Explore Muriwai Beach

    Muriwai Beach is located about 42km Northwest of Auckland at the Southern end of a 50km unbroken stretch of beach. It consists of staggering cliffs composed of sand, rock, and old volcanic material. The ancient volcanic activity about 20 million y...