Coromandel Peninsula and the Bay of Plenty Sights

Hot Water Beach

  • Hot Water Beach Road, Hot Water Beach, Coromandel Map It
  • Beach–Sight

Published 09/09/2014

Fodor's Review

The popular Hot Water Beach is a wild beach to wander and a delightful thermal oddity. A warm spring seeps beneath the beach, and by scooping a shallow hole in the sand, you can create a pool of warm water; the deeper you dig, the hotter the water becomes. The phenomenon occurs only at low to mid-tide, so time your trip accordingly. In summer you'll be joined by heaps of other spade-toting, wannabe bathers. If you are an adventurous sort, it can be fun in winter to sit in warm water while it rains. Hot Water Beach is well signposted off Hahei Beach Road from Whenuakite (fen-oo-ah-kye-tee). Do not swim in the surf at Hot Water Beach; the spot is notorious for drownings. However, nearby, at the end of Hahei Beach Road, you'll find one of the finest-protected coves on the coast, with sands tinted pink from crushed shells; it's safe to swim here. If you need to while away some time before the tide goes out, there is a beachside café plus the Moko Artspace gallery across the road. Amenities : toilets; changing rooms and showers; parking (small fee); cafes and art gallery. Best for : natural hot water 'tubs' in the sand!; walking; surfing (for experienced surfers only).

Sight Information

Address:

Hot Water Beach Road, Hot Water Beach, Coromandel, 3591

Map It

Published 09/09/2014

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Coromandel Peninsula and the Bay of Plenty

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.