R&B singer Miguel explores Piha Beach, buzzes out over New Zealand's black sand

American R&B singer Miguel has taken to Instagram to share his first encounter with black sand while at Piha Beach.

The 'Sky Walker' hitmaker was in New Zealand over the weekend to play a show for Kiwi fans in Auckland on July 14.

Miguel used his time off to visit the popular West Coast beach the following day, and appeared to be quite taken with it.

"First time being on a black sand beach," he captioned a selfie video amongst the scenery.

"Couldn't leave again without seeing it. Big love New Zealand."

He also included a close-up video investigating the sand with his hands, which prompted curiosity from his international fans.

"Dope!!! Does it feel like the average sand?" one fan asked.

"This is the closest I'm ever gonna get to black sand," another wrote.

Some followers suggested the Grammy winner should film his next music video in Aotearoa.

On his arrival in New Zealand, Miguel also posted a snap of a Kiwi sunrise to his Instagram story.

Newshub.