Piha is a small village with approx 600 residents and is located on the Western coast of Auckland, it is a 45-50 minutes drive away destination from the city. Piha, famous for its the black-iron sand beach, is a major tourist attraction and one of the most favourite getaway destinations for Aucklanders during summer. The beach is home to the surfers across the globe. The strong water current and high waves of Piha Beach provides the best destination for surfing. The Tasman Sea is both moody and enchanting, that allows the surfers to play around the challenges.
One of the reasons for the beach to be remembered is its iconic presence in a classic, Oscar-nominated film- 'The Piano'.The beach offers a breathtaking rugged scenic beauty and is one of the major attractions for the visitors of Auckland. Apart from the beach's natural beauty, Piha is a must visit place for the art seekers. It is an epitome of local and modern art. The beach offers beautiful panoramic views for the photography enthusiasts and becomes one of the best summer weekend's stops for the kids to beat the scorching heat and play around in the water bellies of Piha. It is a place that must be there in the bucket list of those who seek adventure.
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