Hot Water Beach

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3.7 from 12 users.


Pye Place, Hot Water Beach, North Island.


An underground river of hot water flows from the interior of the earth to surface in the Pacific Ocean at Hot Water Beach a long beautiful white beach located between Tairua and Whitianga. The stunning beach overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offshore Castle Island, with Pohutukawa lined cliffs at either end of the beach. Within two hours either side of low tide visitors flock to the usually deserted Hot Water Beach to find hot water bubbling through the golden sand. Dig you own spa pool in the sand and relax in the natural springs. Spades are available for hire at Hotties Cafe, Hot Waves Cafe, Moko Artspace and the Hot Water Beach Top 10 Holiday Park. Parking is available in three locations: The Main Beach carpark, Te Waiwai carpark and the Main Store carpark. Note, fees may apply at the Main Store carpark. No camping or overnight parking allowed.

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Lat: -36.888718 Lng: 175.823774

User Reviews



Quiet busty as there were round about 10 other peopleS. But still nice and warm. And the Foto of the 15th December 2016... This is kind of photography Art!



Don't go at high tide or you'll have to dig couple meters in the sand to get merely warm water. The beach and water are beautiful



Empty this morning, only 10 peoples at 10/11am. Free shovel, someone leave it on the beach !Awesome hot water. Perfect Morning.


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