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    At sunrise, silhouettes of people standing on a beach. Some are digging a small pool in the sand.
    Two hours before and after low tide, this area of Hot Water Beach reveals a hot spring where you can dig your own spa.

    An Unusual Spot, Hot Water Beach

    I never imagined that I might need to rent a shovel…
    Especially not here in New Zealand!

    And yet, this village is a magnet for the crowds who want to dig small hot-water pools in the sand. On our first visit, this unusual beach looked like a gold rush with shovels and buckets. We just kept going a little further to enjoy the sunny late afternoon on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.

    The following day, what luck that low tide coincided with sunrise!
    Without a shovel, a small plastic dish is just as good for digging. My partner Vanessa absolutely loves bathing, and even more so the sand. She’s in heaven here, in a pool heated by the Earth’s depths. Léo doesn’t get wet after all – maybe he’s not quite awake yet. Before rejoining Vanessa, I capture a few photos of the sun’s first rays and the powerful waves crashing against the rocks. It’s worth getting up early!

    Learn more: New Zealand Tourism

    A powerful wave crashes against the rocks in the sun’s first rays.
    Because of its strong currents, Hot Water beach is not very suitable for swimming. However, surfers certainly enjoy this spot on the Coromandel Peninsula’s east coast.

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