Welcome to Piha Beach! “Piha!” to me sounds like “Pea Ha!”
I am not sure what the name means but reflected in this photo is “Lion Rock!” You may see some resemblance to the face of a “Lion”. To be a life guard here you need to have a Lion Heart but the local life guards are used to it.
This beach has Black or Iron Sand. Not all our beaches have black sand but black sand is mainly found on New Zealand’s West Coast beaches, and they are the main surf beaches.
This beach is far larger here and it is not only just Lion Rock but many other beautiful features.
Many people often not only try to swim here but are surfers and you can get huge waves here.
Should you come to visit, “Enjoy!” but take very good care in the water and swim between the flags.