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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New Chums Beach tide times & sea state

Fri 24/05 »

Surf report for Fri 24/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 1ft 10s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Low 4:24am (0.61m)
High 10:30am (2.02m)
Low 4:39pm (0.54m)
High 11:03pm (2.10m)
Daylight
First light06:46
Sunrise07:14
Sunset17:14
Dark17:42

Sat 25/05 »

Surf report for Sat 25/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 6mph
12:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 6mph
21:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 4mph
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
Sunrise07:15
Sunset17:13
Dark17:41

Sun 26/05 »

Surf report for Sun 26/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 5:58am (0.69m)
High 11:58am (1.91m)
Low 6:06pm (0.68m)
Daylight
First light06:47
Sunrise07:15
Sunset17:13
Dark17:41

Mon 27/05 »

Surf report for Mon 27/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 8mph
15:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 12:38am (2.00m)
Low 6:48am (0.73m)
High 12:44pm (1.86m)
Low 6:53pm (0.74m)
Daylight
First light06:48
Sunrise07:16
Sunset17:12
Dark17:40

Tue 28/05 »

Surf report for Tue 28/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
15:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 1:26am (1.95m)
Low 7:38am (0.75m)
High 1:35pm (1.82m)
Low 7:42pm (0.79m)
Daylight
First light06:49
Sunrise07:17
Sunset17:12
Dark17:40

Wed 29/05 »

Surf report for Wed 29/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
18:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 23mph
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
Sunset17:11
Dark17:39

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

15 °C
(59 °F)

Light breeze, 8.3 km/h from SSW

Sea temperature

19.4°C / 67°F

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