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Reviewed 15 December 2019

Bring a shovel as well as a bucket. It is great to dig to find a hot spring. But they are often too hot so you need to bring buckets of cold water to make sure it is comfortably warm. A great phenomenon and beautiful beach.

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank E3147OQjennya
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Reviewed 15 December 2019

The hostess of my B&B advised me to visit Hot water beach. An amazing experience. If you come here when it is low tide you can dig your own hot water bath on the beach. Take a shovel and a bucket with you to control the temperature of the water with some cold water from the sea. You can also go for a nice walk on the beautiful beach. When the tide comes, relaxing in the warm water is over.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 14 December 2019

Lying across the volcanic region, this beach is very special in that you can dig small pools and the water from the sea as well as the underground gets then heated by those hot veins nearby. Quite an experience you can only do at low tide + or - 2 hours.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 8 December 2019 via mobile

I had read about the Hot Water Beach and had to go and experience it for myself. It’s the most strange sensation digging down into the sand and almost scolding water burning your feet. We didn’t bother digging our own pool we just walked into other peoples and dug our feet into the sand.
It’s a very social activity and due to the nature and location of the hot water it’s in a very confined space, but it’s fun and definitely something to experience if you’ve never seen anything like it before.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank d0nald43
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Reviewed 5 December 2019

We were traveling around the area and got told we had to go to hot water beach! We arrived around 3pm which is app the start of the best time to go in the day. we managed to park for free on the road side. The best bit of the beach with the hot water is on the far left hand side. There was probably around 20 people their at the time and lots walking to and from. It is busy yes, but its a tourist attraction! Once you have been and dipped your feet the novelty wears off. Its a good thing to see but I wouldn't dash back! There was a lovely little craft area opposite the beach entrance that had some nice bits in but thats about it! I would recommend taking your own spade or you can hire them there.

Date of experience: November 2019
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