Hot water beach

What to discover in Hot water beach

Something for your 'Bucket List' and less than 30 minutes from Tairua! For two hours either side of low tide, natural springs pump hot water close to the surface. This is when visitors get out their spades and start digging their own personal hot tubs in the sand. Buckets are useful too, as the spring water can be so hot that is needs to be cooled down with Pacific sea water. The beach is large with great surf, but the springs cover a small area, so it can be crowded. Our tip – if you don't find space to dig your own tub, wait a while and a pre-dug one will become free!