When you ask anyone about surfer beaches in Auckland, most of them will tell you Muriwai or Piha. However, there’s a black sand beach that is just as awesome and as beautiful as those two, and it’s less crowded, it’s called Karekare.
Karekare is located not far away from Piha, and with most of the visitors going to Piha and with the limiting access to Karekare, this makes it a good short get away from the city.
Another attraction for Karekare is Karekare falls. The waterfall is near the road, which is accessible to anyone. Where as for the beach, there is a short walk from the carpark to beach.
When I first visited Karekare, I was greeted with an unforgiving wind and rain. The strong wind blowing the hash sand hitting against my face was not a pleasant feel. However, I was still able to take a good shot of Karekare.
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