Hot Water Beach, Coromandel
Hot Water Beach
Natural Spa, Coromandel

By Adam Bryce

Digging a spa at Hot Water Beach, The Coromandel
Hot Water Beach
Digging, Coromandel

By Destination Coromandel

Hot Water Beach is a beautiful place to relax
Hot Water Beach
Relax, Coromandel

By Destination Coromandel

Hot Water Beach

Dig your own hot pool metres from the Pacific Ocean at world-famouss Hot Water Beach. Great surf, cafes & art galleries add to this very kiwi experience.

Naturally heated mineral water bubbles up from deep within the earth to emerge through golden sand at the appropriately named Hot Water Beach.

Near the rocks at the southern end of the beach you can dig your own spa pool in the sand. Dig up to two hours either side of low tide – that's when the tide is low enough to expose the area of sand with hot water underneath. It's a strange but very pleasant feeling to be lying in a pool of hot water just metres from the refreshing sea.

If you have a spade or shovel, bring it with you. Otherwise you can hire one from the local cafes.

From the hot water area, the long sandy beach stretches north and curves east under a headland. Here you'll find sheltered and secluded spots for quiet, sleepy sunbathing.

For surfers, Hot Water Beach has good beach breaks in moderate easterly swells, however the presence of strong undertows means this beach is often dangerous for swimming.

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