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

Wed 17/07 »

Surf report for Wed 17/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 27mph
12:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 25mph
18:00 5ft 5s  °  ° 26mph
Tide times
Low 1:20am (0.63m)
High 7:25am (1.94m)
Low 1:37pm (0.50m)
High 8:03pm (2.08m)
Daylight
First light06:57
Sunrise07:26
Sunset17:19
Dark17:48

Thu 18/07 »

Surf report for Thu 18/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 16mph
15:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Low 2:07am (0.62m)
High 8:11am (1.94m)
Low 2:20pm (0.50m)
High 8:44pm (2.07m)
Daylight
First light06:57
Sunrise07:25
Sunset17:20
Dark17:48

Fri 19/07 »

Surf report for Fri 19/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 18mph
21:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 2:52am (0.60m)
High 8:54am (1.93m)
Low 3:03pm (0.52m)
High 9:25pm (2.05m)
Daylight
First light06:56
Sunrise07:24
Sunset17:21
Dark17:49

Sat 20/07 »

Surf report for Sat 20/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 27mph
18:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Low 3:35am (0.58m)
High 9:35am (1.92m)
Low 3:44pm (0.53m)
High 10:06pm (2.02m)
Daylight
First light06:56
Sunrise07:24
Sunset17:21
Dark17:50

Sun 21/07 »

Surf report for Sun 21/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Low 4:16am (0.57m)
High 10:14am (1.90m)
Low 4:23pm (0.55m)
High 10:48pm (1.99m)
Daylight
First light06:55
Sunrise07:23
Sunset17:22
Dark17:50

Mon 22/07 »

Surf report for Mon 22/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 18mph
15:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 4:57am (0.58m)
High 10:54am (1.87m)
Low 5:02pm (0.57m)
High 11:30pm (1.96m)
Daylight
First light06:55
Sunrise07:23
Sunset17:23
Dark17:51

Today's weather

Rain

12 °C
(53 °F)

Fresh breeze, 30.6 km/h from WNW

Sea temperature

16.7°C / 62.0°F

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