Piha Beach, West Auckland

Located about 25 mi (or 40 km) from Auckland, the spectacular Piha Beach is one of the most popular beaches in New Zealand.

Famous for its black sand, Piha Beach is adored by swimmers and surfers. There are lifeguards available during high season to ensure the safety of the visitors.

In addition to the water sports, visitors can enjoy walking nature trails in the forest near the beach.

Accessing the beach

You can easily access the Piha Beach. From the Auckland Airport, you can use Airbus Express, which operates between the airport and Auckland CBD. To get to Piha, visitors usually rely on taxis and rental cars.

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Hotels near the beach

  • Piha Beachstay Accommodation
    free wifi for guests
  • A Beach House at Piha
  • Black Sands Lodge – Piha
    free wifi for guests
  • Vineyard Cottages
  • Auckland’s Waitakere Estate, Heritage Boutique Collection


  • Car Parking

Beach on the map

Piha, West Auckland