Pretty well a must do for anyone visiting the Coromandel is a trip to Hot Water Beach to find hot water bubbling through the golden sands.
The beach also boasts some great surf, laid-back cafés and art galleries and is only a five minute drive to another Coromandel ‘must do’ – Cathedral Cove.
The beach is best visited two hours either side of low-tide. If you arrive at high tide the hot springs will be under water. Spades can be hired at the local shop and you can join the rest of the “diggers” creating your very own spa pool . Please note the water can be extremely hot, so you need to be careful where you stand.
Hot Water Beach is also a classic surf spot on The Coromandel with a right hand point break and various beach breaks that pick up the best of the Pacific Swell.
What our travellers enjoyed about Hot Water Beach…
- Wallowing in the hot water pools
- Cooling down in the sea water
- Having fun with fellow travellers