Best Auckland Surfing BeachesAuckland · 5 Items · Mike Watt
Handpicked by a Auckland Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Auckland Surfing Beaches'.
Grab your board and enjoy the best surfing beaches Auckland has to offer. More detailed information on surfing canbe found in our Auckland Surfing Guide.
Muriwai Beach is one of the great beaches in the Auckland region. Situated on the wild and untamed West Coast of Auckland, the large flat and black sandy beach is an impressive sight. Surfers are a common sight, drawn to the favourable conditions of the sea while flying high above, paragliders are drawn to the equally favourable south-westerly winds surrounding the coastline. ...More info
Piha is Auckland' s most famous beach. Situated on Auckland's west coast , this wild and untamed black sandy beach is a favourite with surfers of all skill levels and tourists captivated by its rugged beauty. Piha is split into two beaches by the iconic and much photographed Lion Rock. Sitting on the edge of the Waitakere Ranges, this popular stretch of sand is approximately 45 minutes drive fr...More info
80 minutes drive north of the city, Tāwharanui Regional Park includes one of Auckland's best beaches. The 588 hectare park features green pastures, wetlands and a gorgeous white, sandy beach that attracts plenty of surfers. The park is the country's first sanctuary combining farming, conservation and sanctuary. It's a a great place for picnics with gas barbecues allowed onto the grounds. Basic...More info
Te Henga Beach (also known as Bethells Beach) is a large, dark sandy stretch of sand that lays approximately 30 kilometres north-west of the centre of Auckland. The beautiful beach meets the mouth of the Waitakere River which flows into the wild surf of the Tasman Sea. Visitors can access the beach from the car park with a short walk alongside the Waitakere River to the beach. Given th...More info
Karekare Beach gained wider attention due to its starring role in the 1993 film The Piano. The secluded black sandy beach is situated on the west coast of Auckland, 35 kilometres from downtown Auckland. The more popular Piha Beach that features the iconic Lion Rock is close by, and is a favourite amongst the surfing community is close by. However on the way to Piha beach, it's well w...More info