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Hot Water Beach

  • 10°C 50°F
  • length: 0.85 km
  • golden sand
  • crowded in high season

About Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach is located approximately 12 kilometres south east of Whitianga at the northeast tip of the Coromandel Peninsula. Within an 2 hours either side of low tide, it is possible to dig into the sand allowing hot water to escape to the surface forming a hot water pool. There are two fissures at Hot Water Beach issuing water as hot as 64ºC (147ºF) at a rate as high as 15 litres/minute. Just take a small spade with you and dig a hole.

Facilities

  • restrooms

Safety

Getting there

  • free parking
  • best accessible by car

Restrictions

The water

Average water temperature

  • 20.5°
    Jan
  • 21.5°
    Feb
  • 21.1°
    Mar
  • 20.3°
    Apr
  • 18.4°
    May
  • 17.2°
    Jun
  • 15.6°
    Jul
  • 15.5°
    Aug
  • 15.4°
    Sep
  • 16.3°
    Oct
  • 17.1°
    Nov
  • 18.6°
    Dec

Visitors

general public

Activities

Hot Water Beach map

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