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Hot Water Beach
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Hot Water Beach showing a sandy beach, landscape views and tropical scenes
Dig your own pool in the warm sand and soak in the waters of a natural hot springs when you visit one of New Zealand’s most beautiful beaches. 

Grab your bucket and spade and head to Hot Water Beach at low tide to find two natural warm water springs. Dig a pool and mix the hot water with just the right amount of seawater to create your perfect bath. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along this beautiful stretch of sand and find a quiet place to rest with a good book. Enjoy a meal in the oceanfront café and shop for souvenirs in the shops behind the beach. 

Hot Water Beach is one of New Zealand’s best-known beaches. You’ll find the two hot springs, known as Maori and Orua, in the center of the beach. As the tide goes out, join locals and visitors for a leisurely time in the soothing waters. Lie back in your sandy pool and enjoy the unique experience of relaxing in warm water at the beach. Be careful not to sit too close to the source of the springs, as the water can be very hot. 

Surfers will enjoy the excellent waves that break year-round at Hot Water Beach. On calmer days, the clear waters are beautiful for swimming and cooling down after your bath although it is important to stay between the flags. Escape the crowds by walking to the northwestern end of the beach, where you will find rare dotterels nesting in the sand dunes. 

You can stop for a meal in one of the cafés at the southeastern end of the beach. Spend a while shopping for Hot Water Beach souvenirs and learn about the fascinating geothermal phenomenon at the gift shops. 

Hot Water Beach is located on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula and is free to enjoy year-round. The beach is busiest in the vacation period around Christmas and parking may be difficult to find. Arrive early or extend your stay by camping overnight at the campsites behind the beach. Hit the beach during the nighttime low tide to enjoy a private bath beneath the stars.

Dig your own pool in the warm sand and soak in the waters of a natural hot springs when you visit one of New Zealand’s most beautiful beaches. 

Grab your bucket and spade and head to Hot Water Beach at low tide to find two natural warm water springs. Dig a pool and mix the hot water with just the right amount of seawater to create your perfect bath. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along this beautiful stretch of sand and find a quiet place to rest with a good book. Enjoy a meal in the oceanfront café and shop for souvenirs in the shops behind the beach.

Hot Water Beach is one of New Zealand’s best-known beaches. You’ll find the two hot springs, known as Maori and Orua, in the center of the beach. As the tide goes out, join locals and visitors for a leisurely time in the soothing waters. Lie back in your sandy pool and enjoy the unique experience of relaxing in warm water at the beach. Be careful not to sit too close to the source of the springs, as the water can be very hot.

Surfers will enjoy the excellent waves that break year-round at Hot Water Beach. On calmer days, the clear waters are beautiful for swimming and cooling down after your bath although it is important to stay between the flags. Escape the crowds by walking to the northwestern end of the beach, where you will find rare dotterels nesting in the sand dunes.

You can stop for a meal in one of the cafés at the southeastern end of the beach. Spend a while shopping for Hot Water Beach souvenirs and learn about the fascinating geothermal phenomenon at the gift shops.

Hot Water Beach is located on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula and is free to enjoy year-round. The beach is busiest in the vacation period around Christmas and parking may be difficult to find. Arrive early or extend your stay by camping overnight at the campsites behind the beach. Hit the beach during the nighttime low tide to enjoy a private bath beneath the stars.

Top Hotels Close to Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park
Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park
3 out of 5
790 Hot Water Beach Road, Waikato, Hot Water Beach
The price is $51 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated on the beach, this holiday park is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Hot Water Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Hahei Beach and Cathedral Cove. Mercury Bay and Cooks ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (342 reviews)
"We stayed in a family cabin, which was really cute. Had everything you need for a few days away. Nice and clean and tidy. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on May 2, 2021

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Hahei Holiday Resort
Hahei Holiday Resort
4.5 out of 5
41 Harsant Avenue, Hahei Beach, Hahei
The price is $67 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 29
Located in Hahei, this beachfront holiday park is in the historical district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Coromandel Forest Park, Hahei Beach, and Cathedral Cove. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (235 reviews)
"Everything was perfect"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2021

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Hot Water Escape - Hot Water Beach Holiday Home
Hot Water Escape - Hot Water Beach Holiday Home
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Situated in Hot Water Beach, this vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Coromandel Forest Park and Hot Water Beach. Hahei Beach and Cathedral Cove are also ...
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Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park
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3 out of 5
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