Hot Water Beach

One of the most unusual beaches, not just on the Coromandel Peninsula, but anywhere in New Zealand. As you can see, visually the beach isn’t the most spectacular. It’s beneath the sand where things get a little crazy. The name comes from underground hot springs which filter up through the sand. This means around low tide, it is possible to dig into the sand allowing hot water to escape to the surface forming a hot water pool! Many visitors dig large holes and relax in the thermal water. Sadly, when I went it was nearer high tide so there wasn’t anyone on this side of the rocks sitting in hot pools.

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