Hot Water Beach

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Hot Water Beach
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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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Bex I
Silverdale, New Zealand123 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Arrived at low tide yo discover you really need to get there earlier to get a good spot. Not very small portion of beach offers the opportunity to dig for hot water. This is a walk of about 200 m along the beach. There is parking - note you are supposed to pay for this however signs are hard to see. There is a large toilet block/ change rooms which is handy with outside shower. There is a shop/kiosk as well. Beach is more of a surf beach than relaxing swimming. Worth a visit for the novelty factor.
Written January 11, 2022
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funchick37
Christchurch, New Zealand235 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Beautiful beach. Enjoyed swim and sun soaking. Be careful of the rips and swim between the flags. I got in trouble out to deep and caught in a rip. Luckily rescued by a surf life saver . So thankful. Hot water pools were nice but was a hot day so beach was nicer. Clear stunning water
Written January 2, 2022
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Kennedy R
Thames, New Zealand17 contributions
Feb 2021
What a cool place! took us a little while to find the right spot but we learnt that if you dig your heals in the sand you can feel if its a good spot or not. They aren't kidding about it being hot! super relaxing once you have your hole dug.
Written September 7, 2021
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stumblethru
Melbourne, Australia70 contributions
Jul 2021
This was so cool! The gods were smiling upon us that day as it had been pouring all morning and we finally caught a break to go out to the beach, so there were only about 5 other people there. Apparently can get very crowded in the summer so we were so lucky to basically have the space to ourselves. We had heard that you just need to basically find a spot and dig - what happened was someone came along and said that the coast guard told them where the spot was, which was near some rocks. Unfortunately, the tide was coming in, so we didn't have long there, but we found the spot and all we had to do was dig our toes into the sand, and the water bubbled up and yes - it was boiling! But so fascinating and cool. We loved it!
Written August 20, 2021
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Stu T
Tauranga, New Zealand159 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
As advertised, it's a beach with water that's hot!

The area that's hot is much smaller than I expected. Luckily we came in winter when there was only a small number of people. I wouldn't like to come on a busy summer's day.

The source of the hot water truly is scolding hot, so take care.
Written July 10, 2021
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Kim S
Tauranga, New Zealand517 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
It was a cold and windy day and the tide hifh so I didn't dig a hole as didn't feel like getting undressed. You do need to dig with everyone else as only a couple of veins.

But at the moment without overseas tourists it's actually not too bad. Photos attached. Find the rock find the holes.
Written May 14, 2021
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Anthony G
Wellington, New Zealand1,124 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
If you’re in the Coromandel on holiday you’ll defiantly want to check out hot water beach. We got our timing wrong and turned up when everyone else had already arrived so couldn’t get a good spot. My advise,

1. Get your shovel
2. Arrive early prior to high tide so you can get a good spot
3. You’ll see the general area, look for the big rock just below the water line and line yourself up, you’ll be bang on position
4. Dig a big hole and sit in it

It’s a good laugh and you’ll be fighting off the pool vultures that have arrived late and want to share yours!
Written April 10, 2021
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Jason D
Greytown, New Zealand47 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
An easy drive from Whitianga. We got there approx one hour before low tide at midday. Not too many people, not like how I've heard it gets. We found a good source of hot water and got digging!
Written February 14, 2021
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983jeu
Wellington, New Zealand21 contributions
Jan 2021
4th time visiting, absolutely love this classic kiwi beach. Always so much fun as you did your own hole. Water is so warm! However I would definitely recommend not going on a very busy day and also make sure you go at the right time with the tides.
Written January 31, 2021
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Amber P
Christchurch, New Zealand113 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
Was very busy and the hot water is only in two small parts of the beach. Certainly overrated considering what I was expecting from talking to people. It was so busy there were people standing in the water with spades reserving spots for when the tide went out more.

Probably better outside of school holidays when it's not so busy.
Written January 19, 2021
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