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

Thu 23/05 »

Surf report for Thu 23/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 3s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 2ft 5s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 1ft 7s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Low 4:24am (0.61m)
High 10:30am (2.02m)
Low 4:39pm (0.54m)
High 11:03pm (2.10m)
Daylight
First light06:45
Sunrise07:13
Sunset17:13
Dark17:41

Fri 24/05 »

Surf report for Fri 24/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 5:10am (0.65m)
High 11:13am (1.97m)
Low 5:22pm (0.61m)
High 11:50pm (2.05m)
Daylight
First light06:46
Sunrise07:14
Sunset17:12
Dark17:40

Sat 25/05 »

Surf report for Sat 25/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 5:58am (0.69m)
High 11:58am (1.91m)
Low 6:06pm (0.68m)
Daylight
First light06:47
Sunrise07:15
Sunset17:12
Dark17:40

Sun 26/05 »

Surf report for Sun 26/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 7mph
21:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
High 12:38am (2.00m)
Low 6:48am (0.73m)
High 12:44pm (1.86m)
Low 6:53pm (0.74m)
Daylight
First light06:47
Sunrise07:16
Sunset17:11
Dark17:39

Mon 27/05 »

Surf report for Mon 27/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 15mph
21:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
High 1:26am (1.95m)
Low 7:38am (0.75m)
High 1:35pm (1.82m)
Low 7:42pm (0.79m)
Daylight
First light06:48
Sunrise07:16
Sunset17:11
Dark17:39

Tue 28/05 »

Surf report for Tue 28/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 3mph
Tide times
High 2:15am (1.92m)
Low 8:26am (0.77m)
High 2:27pm (1.81m)
Low 8:35pm (0.81m)
Daylight
First light06:49
Sunrise07:17
Sunset17:10
Dark17:38

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

10 °C
(50 °F)

Light breeze, 9 km/h from WSW

Sea temperature

19.4°C / 67°F

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