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“Amazing beach” 5 of 5 stars
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Piha Beach
Piha, New Zealand
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Locust Grove, Virginia
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“Amazing beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I made one of the pictures I took of Lion Rock my avatar so obviously I enjoyed this beach. The drive is a little difficult from Auckland, along very windy roads, but you do get a great view from the pull off above the beach. The beach itself was pretty open, not too many people there on the late afternoon that we went. Parking is right there, and you walk out on amazingly soft, very dark sand. The water was cold in November but swimmable, lots of waves here so watch the currents.

Visited November 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“what a great way to spend a day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

just awesome views... amazing.. glistening black sand... which is fascinating... great little village but still very vibrant with camping and good facilities... all just over an hours drive from auckland....

Visited January 2014
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Guri, South Korea
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“Fantastic Beach.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

C1 ( 2013.12.26 )
I went to there alone with no expectation for feel sea's wind from Auckland about 1 hours. But I was surprised at this beach's atmosphere. The wave's sound, sea scene with cloud and sunshine, sea's smell, sand's sense of foot's touch, etc. made me very happy. I understand why this beach was famous. Recommand this beach.

Visited December 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Beautiful Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

The road to Piha can be a little treacherous because of the curves and narrow lane. Once you make the drive, be sure to have a walk on this beautiful beach.

Visited November 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Black sand beaches ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The beach looks beautiful from the look out points. And it's cool if you've never seen black sand before. The day I went was overcast and it made the beach look really brooding and beautiful. If you're in the area or the Waitakere ranges I'd make my way down but it's not a must do if you're visiting Auckland.

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