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Address: Ocean Beach Road, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
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This world famous beach at the tip of the Coromandel Peninsula contains two...

This world famous beach at the tip of the Coromandel Peninsula contains two volcanic hot water springs that keep the water heated.

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Loads of people though.. Ive been once in winter and a few years later in summer. The trip semt to me worther in winter more privacy and better to enjoy the sand warmth

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Biarritz, France
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Gold Coast
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360 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It gets very crowded at the beach on low tide and the area you can feel the hot water is not that big. I didn't hire a shovel to sit in the sand, I just dug my feet in. Wow! The water was so hot if you were in the right spot. Very interesting and fun to see. There is... More 

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Thank Yvettesaf
Darlington, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Make no mistake, this is a lovely beach, but going there for the warm springs isn't worth the effort. The area where the warm water comes up through the sand is quite narrow, so everyone with a spade crowds onto the same bit of beach.

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Thank snapup7
Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was ok. The experience was neat but it was crowded and there was some very cold and very hot spots. All the warm spots were taken and people wanted the whole lot for themselves. the beach was nicer than the spa part. Pretty wavy tho and it was a calm day. I would be careful swimming here.

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The novelty factor makes this beach well worth the visit, but be aware that it's not always a positive experience. You have to be there at the right time - if the tide is at the wrong point you won't find any hot water. It's often very busy and it can even get nasty as people compete for space. The... More 

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Biarritz, France
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loads of people though.. Ive been once in winter and a few years later in summer. The trip semt to me worther in winter more privacy and better to enjoy the sand warmth

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Thank marc p
Montevideo, Uruguay
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Do you like fighting with other people to secure a space in a tiny area on a massive beach while the rest is deserted? Do you like constantly rebuilding your sand "walls" to stop the sea getting in and making your pool cold? Do you enjoy the challenge of finding the hottest part of the beach that doesn't burn you?... More 

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Thank Linx46
Uk
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a great place to visit because it is a large beach. The hot pool areas are best to visit while the tide is out. As the tide comes in it washes over the hot pools. So early evening the tide comes in.

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Thank Jennifer J
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's extremely different experience. It's a location where there is cold water coming on beach just like any other beach but the surprising thing is : when you dig the sand just for about 1 foot deep near to where the cold water ends, You will see hot sizzling water coming out from it. Really amazing thing. Its just a... More 

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Hull. England
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here while touring NZ as it sounded a very quirky thing to do. Was rather underwhelmed by the whole experience. Short walk along the beach 2 hours either side of the low tide you dig down to find hot water. We got there late afternoon and very busy. We had no metal spade to dig with so tried other... More 

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Thank shazzy39
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of five (two parents, 3 children ages 10,12 and 15) had a lot of fun at hot water beach. You have to watch the tide and go when the tide is low so you can dig a good spot in the sand (bring a small spade/shovel), but it is amazing! In some places the geothermal water is so... More 

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