08. Hot Water Beach
People usually take a bucket and spade to the beach. In one area of New Zealand, people usually don’t do that. On the Coromandel peninsula, people dig their own hot water spa on the beach. Hot Water Beach is one of the most literal geographic names in the world. When the tides are low, water can be seen bubbling up from the sand. As soon as the tide goes out, visitors flock to the sand, some with spades. You can rent spades from local cafes and begin digging pools. The pools then get filled with hot water that gives the beach its name.