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Hot Water Beach

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 volcanic hot water springs that keep the water heated.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“low tide” (326 reviews)
“your feet” (58 reviews)
Ocean Beach Road, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

OK OK OK you have to do this!!! Think about it, where else can you make a hot spring sand tub on the beach, watch a beautiful sunrise, and be surrounded by some of the most breath taking scenery... Nowhere! (if there is another place...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Go at low tide if you can and experience the heated waters that seep through the sands by the water line, between 2 rock formations. Its a unique and slightly unbeleivable experience

Thank PaulWat67
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great spot with beautiful view to heat up an feel like its summer time. Best when sub is out or in the evening if no clouds are there. So many stars to see and glow worms when walking back

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had sure an great couple of hours here. It really did amaze me on how hot the water was and how such a natural thing like that happens. Would highly recommend. They was working on the toilets and area so was only porta loos...More

Thank C4tcy1984
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Check the tide times - can only dig into the hot water during the 2 hours before and after low tide. Lots of people in the same area. Beautiful beach. Take a spade or hire one. Nice experience IF you can dig a pool of...More

Thank jacci6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience i have never experienced at a beach before. Just make sure you bring your own shovel to avoid hire fees from the local shop. A must do NZ experience.

Thank Nathan N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I still can't believe this exists! There is actually hot water coming up through the sand. We were fortunate to be traveling with a local. Some people went surfing earlier and we waiting for the tide to be just right. We brought a spade (shovel)...More

Thank Christina T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner got up at 6am in the morning when to the beach . We couldn't believe our eyes this place was mind blowing . We dig our wee pool and lying in the hot and I mean hot water . Was amazing...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Make your trip to the coramandel work around the tide times here. Was well worth getting up at 6.00 to travel to get here for low tide, as the sun was rising. Two hours either side of the tide the springs are visible for use...More

Thank Alistair M
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The day was dreary and not the warmest so the hot water was a treat. Some of the water was way too hot to touch.

Thank Amanda G
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22 March 2017|
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Response from Emmajury | Reviewed this property |
Tides are different every day. Just look the tide times up.
12 September 2016|
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Response from alannevillenz | Reviewed this property |
Not really sure. Different beaches have different rules. Have never seen a dog there but best to check the web-site.
28 August 2016|
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Response from krisn2boys | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is in the North Island about 30 minutes from Whitianga