Karekare is an absolutely spectacular West Coast beach. It is just south of another of Auckland’s famous beaches Piha. You can really feel the isolation and rawness of the place. There are generally less people and the beach is pristine. Dramatic towering cliffs rise vertically above a beautiful black sand beach that seems to stretch forever into the distance. There are some excellent coastal walking tracks through wetlands and sand dunes that take you onto this stunning beach. And Kiko Guided Tours can take you there. This place is a must visit for keen photographers. You will not be disappointed.