Muriwai Beach, New Zealand
New Zealand is famed for its beautiful vistas, those in the know steer clear of the tourist hot-spots and head for Muriwai Beach on the west coast, about 30 a minute drive from Auckland. This beach is not only beautiful, but it is also conveniently located!
It can be best described as dramatic and wind-swept, with a wild and rugged beauty. The beach has volcanic black-sand and a craggy peninsula and the ocean is favored by local surfers who come to ride the drubbing waves. This place is home to gannet seabirds and keep your eyes open for green lip mussels that make an appearance when the tide goes out.