Sundown at Piha Beach invites to a romantic beach stroll. Photo enthusiasts take often a memorable beach picture home with them. Re-live your last holiday with a beach picture puzzle online, featuring one of West Auckland's popular black sand beaches.
All year round commuters visit this west coast beach to enjoy the wild and natural coast environment. During summer it is a bubbly place. Beach and surf lovers alike join in water activities like surfing, body-boarding and different shore activities from picnic to building sandcastles or just enjoying the sand between their toes or the view after climbing up Lion Rock.
North Piha and South Piha stretch from either side of this impressive rock. Each side has a surf club that watches over its visitors in the water between Labour weekend and Easter. Lifeguards mark watched beach stretches with red and yellow flags according the tidal conditions. Strong rips make it imperial to take their advice.
Numerous hiking tracks allow exploring bush, coast, secluded beaches, and waterfall with often stunning views to reward for made efforts.