Cathedral Cove

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Cathedral Cove, Coromandel
Photo: © muha04
Cave from Mare's Leg Cove
Cathedral Cove, Coromandel Peninsula
Photo: © MickNZ / CC BY
Cathedral Cove cave

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Cathedral Cove is considered by many to be the gem of the Coromandel Peninsula, which is quite an accolade given the stunning landscapes here. Set amongst the lush rolling landscape of the Coromandel Cathedral Cove is a small sandy beach backed by cliffs of white volcanic rock. At one end of the beach stands a towering sea stack of the same white rock, and like the cliffs small trees cling to it where they can. This huge rock is named "Te Hoho" but it is the enormous natural archway at the southern end of the beach that gives the cove its name. This cave forms a tunnel through the white cliffs to the adjacent Mare's Leg cove and was one of the locations used in the Chronicles of Narnia movies.

Cathedral Cove is part of the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve which features a snorkel trail where you can see sponge gardens, reef systems and a variety of marine life. There are also some great walks around the cove too; Stingray and Gemstone bays are both just a few minutes walk away and also worth a look.

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Cathedral Cove Weather Info

5 Day Cathedral Cove UV Index

UV Index scale

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Average Water Temp

Cathedral Cove tide times & sea state

Mon 23/09 »

Surf report for Mon 23/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 16mph
12:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 18mph
18:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 1:11am (1.85m)
Low 7:24am (0.58m)
High 1:42pm (1.88m)
Low 8:01pm (0.68m)
Daylight
First light05:39
Sunrise06:05
Sunset18:13
Dark18:39

Tue 24/09 »

Surf report for Tue 24/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 6s  °  ° 30mph
12:00 10ft 8s  °  ° 36mph
18:00 9ft 8s  °  ° 33mph
Tide times
High 2:04am (1.87m)
Low 8:20am (0.60m)
High 2:41pm (1.91m)
Low 9:01pm (0.68m)
Daylight
First light05:38
Sunrise06:04
Sunset18:14
Dark18:39

Wed 25/09 »

Surf report for Wed 25/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 6s  °  ° 30mph
12:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 28mph
18:00 8ft 6s  °  ° 34mph
Tide times
High 3:04am (1.90m)
Low 9:21am (0.59m)
High 3:47pm (1.97m)
Low 10:02pm (0.64m)
Daylight
First light05:36
Sunrise06:02
Sunset18:15
Dark18:40

Thu 26/09 »

Surf report for Thu 26/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 6s  °  ° 28mph
12:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 28mph
18:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 27mph
Tide times
High 4:08am (1.94m)
Low 10:23am (0.54m)
High 4:52pm (2.06m)
Low 11:03pm (0.58m)
Daylight
First light05:35
Sunrise06:01
Sunset18:15
Dark18:41

Fri 27/09 »

Surf report for Fri 27/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 25mph
12:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 24mph
18:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
High 5:12am (2.00m)
Low 11:22am (0.48m)
High 5:52pm (2.16m)
Daylight
First light05:33
Sunrise05:59
Sunset18:16
Dark18:42

Sat 28/09 »

Surf report for Sat 28/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 22mph
12:00 5ft 5s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
Low 12:03am (0.50m)
High 6:13am (2.07m)
Low 12:20pm (0.42m)
High 6:46pm (2.24m)
Daylight
First light05:32
Sunrise05:58
Sunset18:17
Dark18:43

Today's weather

Cloudy

11 °C
(51 °F)

Light breeze, 8.6 km/h from WSW

Sea temperature

16.2°C / 61.2°F

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