Muriwai is a West coast Auckland Surf beach and is as dangerous as Piha Beach.
One thing that attracts tourist is the local Gannets and scenery.
Plenty of Oriental tourists this day, and as a child we had these places to ourselves. So I will show you what is like as if you were enjoying the view all for you.
The Thumbnail is an island off the beach and I would not be surprised if it was the original Gannet colony. Probably has seals and penguins on it.