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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AucklandWiz
Auckland, New Zealand1,563 contributions
May 2022
We visited this beach mid week. Did not really have any intention of getting sandy and wet as the days are cooler now. So with no plans to 'dig', we just to have a stroll to the hot water area and back again. Had a lovely walk- only us and another couple on the beach. The cherry on the top was the visit to the Art shop- Moko which borders the parallel parking on the street. A lovely couple resides here with the store behind their home and the shop is full of interesting bibs and bobs, and it is affordable. Great place to buy a momento, a gift for someone, or just to admire his beautiful garden that sits in front of the store and shoot the breeze with them and their friends who also popped by.
Written 10 June 2022
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WendyMcP59
Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand22 contributions
Mar 2022
Have never been to a beach before and had to pay for parking. Thought this was odd. Other people weren't very impressed either with parking kiosks.
Written 18 March 2022
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Josh C
Wellington, New Zealand17 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Hot water is in the beach. It does what it says on the box.
Recommend taking a spade, or use your hands. Do whatever you want; you’re an adult.
Written 1 February 2022
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Bex I
Silverdale, New Zealand129 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 11 January 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 2 January 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 7 September 2021
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stumblethru
Melbourne, Australia72 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 20 August 2021
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Stu T
Tauranga, New Zealand163 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 10 July 2021
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Kim S
Tauranga, New Zealand531 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 14 May 2021
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Anthony G
Wellington, New Zealand1,142 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 10 April 2021
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