Hot Water Beach, this beach has hot water. Destinations that located in the east coast of Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand have a hot water coming from under the sand and sea water remains cold. This unique phenomenon, invite the arrival of many tourists. Some travelers confess curious and want to feel the warmth of the spring directly under the sand.
Here tourists can dig their own hot water pool at the seaside. Can individuals and groups to make their hot tubs. Every day, many tourists who visit this beach. Unlike other beaches, travelers rarely seen swimming in the beach. They are come just carry a variety of equipment, such as spades and buckets of sand to dig sand on the seashore.
The best time to visit Hot water beach, coromandel Peninsula is when the sea water was receding. At that time you can dig the sand on the beach until form pools. Not just warm, the water temperature of the excavation can reach 64 degrees Celsius.
The tourists usually dredge the sand to 1/4 meter depth. At least, until the hot water out from under the sand and fill their artificial pond. Feeling like having a private hot tubs in nature. While enjoying the warmth of the artificial pond, added the perfect atmosphere with waves shouted to each other.
A visit to New Zealand is not complete without soaking in a hot pool you have created with your own hands at the world renowned Hot Water Beach.
Water hot springs are reputed for their rejuvenating and therapeutic virtues. The science mainly popular in Europe and Japan is referred to as balneotherapy, which is the practical study and application of the health benefits of water. Hot springs usually contain a large amount of minerals including calcium, magnesium, lithium, potassium, fluorine, bromine and silica. Each mineral has therapeutic benefits like magnesium for instance which converts blood sugar to energy and promotes healthy skin.
Many native cultures around the world including the Maori have made use of the natural waters for healing, purification ceremonies, sacred gatherings, as well as tribal meetings.
Hot Water Beach is known for its dangerous rip currents, holes and large waves. Signs at the beach advise swimmers not to swim within 50m either side of the off-shore rocks (opposite the springs), and to only swim between the flags if the Hot Water Beach Lifeguard Service are on patrol.
Any time of the year is great to visit Hot Water Beach. In the summer there are more people about, especially at Christmas, and the spectacular pohutukawa blossom is out in full bloom. When the tide is high and the pools are inaccessible try kayaking, visit Cathedral Cove, guided bush walks, horse trekking or any of the other activities available in the area.