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

Fri 22/02 »

Surf report for Fri 22/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
13:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
19:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Low 02:20am (0.45m)
High 08:27am (5.83m)
Low 02:43pm (0.48m)
High 08:47pm (5.49m)
Daylight
First light06:28
Sunrise06:55
Sunset20:06
Dark20:33

Sat 23/02 »

Surf report for Sat 23/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 11mph
13:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 12mph
19:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 02:59am (0.73m)
High 09:02am (5.56m)
Low 03:22pm (0.85m)
High 09:21pm (5.22m)
Daylight
First light06:29
Sunrise06:56
Sunset20:05
Dark20:32

Sun 24/02 »

Surf report for Sun 24/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 28mph
13:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 23mph
19:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Low 03:37am (1.11m)
High 09:36am (5.21m)
Low 03:59pm (1.29m)
High 09:54pm (4.91m)
Daylight
First light06:30
Sunrise06:57
Sunset20:04
Dark20:30

Mon 25/02 »

Surf report for Mon 25/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 22mph
13:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 17mph
19:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Low 04:15am (1.54m)
High 10:11am (4.85m)
Low 04:38pm (1.73m)
High 10:33pm (4.62m)
Daylight
First light06:31
Sunrise06:58
Sunset20:03
Dark20:29

Tue 26/02 »

Surf report for Tue 26/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 16mph
13:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
19:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 04:59am (1.95m)
High 10:58am (4.51m)
Low 05:27pm (2.13m)
High 11:33pm (4.38m)
Daylight
First light06:32
Sunrise06:59
Sunset20:01
Dark20:28

Wed 27/02 »

Surf report for Wed 27/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 5mph
13:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 4mph
19:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 06:01am (2.28m)
High 12:18pm (4.26m)
Low 06:40pm (2.38m)
Daylight
First light06:34
Sunrise07:00
Sunset20:00
Dark20:26

Today's weather

Heavy rain

22 °C
(71 °F)

Gentle breeze, 17.3 km/h from N

Sea temperature

23.3°C / 74°F

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