One of the famous black sand beaches of Auckland is Karekare Beach with it's mystical atmosphere just perfect for the location of that great film, The Piano. I can completely see why it was so perfect. Often, when I walk there, I can almost sense being watched by ancestors so long ago from the hills and dunes.
Number 3 - Muriwai Beach, Auckland
Number 2 - Piha Beach, Auckland
Number 1 - Hamiltons Gap, another Auckland Beach