Hot Water Beach: if you dream of digging into sand and soaking, the is the destination for you. Located on the coast of the Coromandel peninsula, just wait for low tide and enjoy the experience!
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INFO & PLANNING TIPS - HOT WATER BEACH
The Coromandel peninsula is just a short drive from Auckland. It offers subtropical native forest, pristine beaches and interesting ocean features. I could have stayed my 2 whole weeks discovering it. But with only one day my visit focused on 2 of its highlights, one of which was Hot Water Beach, a beach where burning water comes out of the sand. People dig pools to enjoy the warm water.
Hot Water Beach in photos
First when you arrive, the beach looks kind of normal except all the people are gathering at the same spot
As you approach, you discover a network of small pools digged in the sun
But you have to deserve it. So first You have to dig, and dig and dig! We were lucky to have some men on the tour ready to take charge!
Be careful it is really really hot!
Then you sit in it and continue digging
And at the end I laughed a lot. They were all enjoying the hot water when a big wave from the ocean arrived with cold water. They all jumped!
Sunrise near Hot Water Beach
The next morning I walk up early to enjoy sunrise over Hot water beach. The sun alignment was not good, but I still got two good shots on the path to the beach though! What do you think?
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