Story: Thermal pools and spas

Hot Water Beach (3rd of 3)

Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach is one of several locations where warm waters well up under beach sands. At low tide it is possible to create your own thermal pool by digging a hole in the sand, and many holidaymakers take advantage of this unusual opportunity.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Thermal pools and spas - Leisure and pleasure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 31 March 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006