What picture do you have when you think of the beach? We usually have the image of a beautiful hue of either pristine blue or green water with white or beige colored sand along the coast. Have you ever stepped foot on a black sand beach?
I walked on black sand at Piha Beach in New Zealand. This is one of the most beautiful destinations in the country, based on my short and sweet adventures in the northern region.
Every bare foot step that I took along this beach felt like I was stepping on a hot plate. I have never felt so inclined to keep my sandals on while walking along the beach. I can say that I am not a fan of black sand, but it is worth seeing and this beach is a short drive from Auckland.