It was a unique experience for us to dig our own hot-water pool at the beach. 2 hours before and 2 hours after high tide, one can dig his own hot-water pool at the Hot Water Beach, at Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island of New Zealand. We chose a spot at the edge of the hot spring area so that the water is not too hot but nice and warm. As we came from overseas, we did not have our own spade, so we rented one from Hotties Beachfront Eatery for NZ$10. We also had our lunch there.