Hot Water Beach, Hot Water Beach

(3.5/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
One of New Zealand's most unusual beaches, Hot Water Beach gets its name from the underground hot springs that filter up through the sand here. In the four-hour low tide period, visitors to the beach dig into the sand to allow hot water to reach the surface and create their own thermal spa pools. Don't worry if you haven't brought a shovel--you can buy or rent one from the nearby surf shop. Please exercise caution at all times as the hot springs sit close to the sea and bathers can be caught unawares by large waves even at low tide. Make Hot Water Beach part of your personalized Hot Water Beach itinerary using our Hot Water Beach vacation generator.
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  • High on the list of my favorite New Zealand Beaches. This beach can have a great beach break in favorable surf conditions with a point break at the town end of the beach. A surf school is available at...  more »
  • The experience is unique if you haven't done something before. Firstly, you would be little disappointed if you would go there with the expectation of finding long stretch of beach with hot springs, i...  more »
  • We had 2 hours there, it was almost a bit too much, it's very bizarre and witty seeing as everyone in their own burrows sitting but I would spend there no all day
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