New Chums Beach

New Chums beach
Photo: © Pseudopanax / CC BY
New Chums beach, New Zealand
Photo: © Kiwi Flickr / CC BY

The 1 km long pristine white-sand of New Chums beach sits in a secluded spot on the northeastern coast of the Coromandel Peninsula. Although not far from the nearest settlement this beach retains a very unspoilt feel.

At the northern end of the beach is the 171 m tall wooded hill of Pukenui whilst the southern end is overlooked by the rocky Motuto Point which separates the beach from Whangapoua.

Inaccessible by vehicle, the only way to New Chums is by boat or a lengthy walk along bush tracks from nearby Whangapoua. Unsurprisingly this keeps the beach somewhat quiet, deserted even. In fact New Chums was voted one of the top 20 deserted beaches in the world by the UK's Observer newspaper.

In 2010 New Chums beach's status as one of the few undeveloped beaches in the area came under threat from developers who wanted to build 20 beach front houses. After considerable opposition it seems there plans have been shelved and the beach retains its natural character.

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New Chums Beach Weather Info

5 Day New Chums Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

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Average Water Temp

New Chums Beach tide times & sea state

Thu 18/07 »

Surf report for Thu 18/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 12mph
18:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
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
Sunset17:21
Dark17:49

Fri 19/07 »

Surf report for Fri 19/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 17mph
12:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 22mph
18:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Low 2:52am (0.60m)
High 8:54am (1.93m)
Low 3:03pm (0.52m)
High 9:25pm (2.05m)
Daylight
First light06:57
Sunrise07:25
Sunset17:22
Dark17:50

Sat 20/07 »

Surf report for Sat 20/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 19mph
12:00 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
Sunset17:23
Dark17:51

Sun 21/07 »

Surf report for Sun 21/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 4:16am (0.57m)
High 10:14am (1.90m)
Low 4:23pm (0.55m)
High 10:48pm (1.99m)
Daylight
First light06:56
Sunrise07:24
Sunset17:23
Dark17:51

Mon 22/07 »

Surf report for Mon 22/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 14mph
15:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 9mph
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
Sunset17:24
Dark17:52

Tue 23/07 »

Surf report for Tue 23/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 8mph
21:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 5:39am (0.59m)
High 11:34am (1.84m)
Low 5:42pm (0.61m)
Daylight
First light06:55
Sunrise07:22
Sunset17:25
Dark17:53

Today's weather

Fair

10 °C
(50 °F)

Light breeze, 11.9 km/h from W

Sea temperature

16.3°C / 61.3°F

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