Hot Water Beach
World famous Hot Water Beach! This is yet another example of a beautiful east coast Coromandel beach, but with the bonus of build-your-own natural hot pools at low tide. You will find the turnoff to the beach on the main road to Hahei and Cooks Beach.
Take a spade on your visit; where to dig is marked by a sign. This has become exceedingly popular, so try to avoid peak holiday and times of the day, though low tide is best for pool-digging. Note that parking at Hot Water Beach is now metered as well.
If you don’t care for digging, there is still the surf beach as well as a lagoon walk, a couple of excellent cafes and a cool gallery.