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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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“your feet” (58 reviews)
Ocean Beach Road, Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

what an amazing piece of paradise. Hot Beach is wonderful. Word of advice though. Hire a spade bring your towels in a waterproof bag. only dig where the sand is bearable to stand on or otherwise the water is to hot to sit in. then...More

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve never experienced anything like the hot water beach before and really enjoyed the experience. Somehow you just felt those glorious warm waters were doing you good. Everybody should do this at least once! The beach is just a beach ... no stalls or trappings....More

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This does what it says - it’s a beach with hot water running through it. Great experience: a couple of hours either side of low tide you can rent a spade from either Moko or Hotties (or bring your own), walk out onto the beach,...More

Thank DadaGee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please make sure you check the low tide times. The beach can get crowded - even when it was raining! Bring a shovel and dig your own spa! My advice for families with young children is that please check the water temperature before letting your...More

Thank Jane Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a totally amazing phenomenon! And to think it was free! So cool, the water was amazingly hot!! A must do!!!

Thank Galbraith5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First thing I noticed was the parking meters! What a surprise! However a quick walk down to the beach and the number of people enjoying the hot springs was staggering I can remember when a crowd was 10 people. Price of progress or success. But...More

Thank Kiwialan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at Hot Water Beach at dusk, a couple of minutes past low tide. The kids jumped straight into pools that had already been dug but since vacated. It was so lovely to lie in the warm water. We fully submersed ourselves which was...More

1  Thank 4kidsint0w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. Go at low tide, and in one area of the beach, dig down into the wet sand. Thermal springs running under the sand send hot water up into the hole, and you have your own hot tub. Mix with some cold...More

1  Thank syd652016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 AdventureCouple_2017
Reviewed 3 weeks 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
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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