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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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Fun Place for a Splash and Dash

We arrived around mid day which was a pity because it was high tide and so we didn't have the chance to dig holes and enjoy our own "hot spa". Nonetheless, there was a stream... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived around mid day which was a pity because it was high tide and so we didn't have the chance to dig holes and enjoy our own "hot spa". Nonetheless, there was a stream nearby and my children had a great time walking in it, exploring the shells, natural life and just enjoying the cool water on a hot... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Be sure to check the tide levels and go either side of low tide to dig your own "hot spa" in the sand. It's amazing how the water can be cool in one area and so hot right next to it that you can't even walk on it. Take a spade or something to dig with, plan on sitting in... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a gorgeous beach and so much fun digging into the sand and feeling the hot water! We found one spot that actually burnt my toe and it was tender and red for quite awhile after so beware if you are taking little ones!!! Honestly one of the prettiest beaches I have seen and such a cool atmosphere with people... More 

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Newtown, Mid Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to the beach at low tide just as nightfall was descending and the weather bomb was starting to drop it's contents over Hot water beach! We dug a hole and marveled at the sensation of boiling hot water coming up through the sand and then the Pacific Ocean cooling it to a comfortable temperature! We sat in total darkness,... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting Cathedral Cove we moved down to Hot Water Beach ensuring that the just turned incoming tide was suitable for the visit. If you can visit 2 hours either side of low tide then you are able to access the area you need to dig for the underground hot water springs. Bring a small shovel with you otherwise you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

.. but only once. unique experience but if timed right only needs an hours visit and then is tolerable amid the crowds. you can hire a spade from th cafe for $5, though often can find holes already dug and abandoned

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived too late in our travels to start digging our own holes but we were able to grab some recently vacated ones to experience the warm water. We parked at the carpark before the more touristy/paid carpark and really enjoyed the quiet of that end of the beach. The tide was coming in I believe so the water was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Actually not cool, but at times very hot. Rent a shovel walk to the beech, scrape a hole and blend the hot water with cool for a fun beech activity. But watch it, some of the springs are very very hot, keep an eye on small kids! This activity lasts for about 2 hrs before and after low tide. All... More 

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Melbourne
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our lasting memories of Hot Water Beach are crowds of people, fat old blokes in skimpy bathers lying in the pools and Asian tourists urinating in full view right near the hot water pools. We could not get out of there fast enough.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited mid week, out of school holidays and the beach was still busy. We timed our visit for 2 hours before low tide. Hundreds of people were there. We were still able to find a spot to dig a small pool at a suitable temperature. You need to take care as some of the water is up to 60... More 

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