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

Sun 22/09 »

Surf report for Sun 22/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 10mph
12:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 6mph
18:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 12:25am (1.84m)
Low 6:34am (0.54m)
High 12:49pm (1.86m)
Low 7:04pm (0.66m)
Daylight
First light05:43
Sunrise06:09
Sunset18:12
Dark18:38

Mon 23/09 »

Surf report for Mon 23/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 14mph
21:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 1:11am (1.85m)
Low 7:24am (0.58m)
High 1:42pm (1.88m)
Low 8:01pm (0.68m)
Daylight
First light05:42
Sunrise06:07
Sunset18:13
Dark18:39

Tue 24/09 »

Surf report for Tue 24/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 8ft 6s  °  ° 34mph
18:00 9ft 7s  °  ° 39mph
Tide times
High 2:04am (1.87m)
Low 8:20am (0.60m)
High 2:41pm (1.91m)
Low 9:01pm (0.68m)
Daylight
First light05:40
Sunrise06:06
Sunset18:14
Dark18:39

Wed 25/09 »

Surf report for Wed 25/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 28mph
15:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 29mph
Tide times
High 3:04am (1.90m)
Low 9:21am (0.59m)
High 3:47pm (1.97m)
Low 10:02pm (0.64m)
Daylight
First light05:39
Sunrise06:04
Sunset18:14
Dark18:40

Thu 26/09 »

Surf report for Thu 26/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 7ft 6s  °  ° 30mph
12:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 24mph
21:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
High 4:08am (1.94m)
Low 10:23am (0.54m)
High 4:52pm (2.06m)
Low 11:03pm (0.58m)
Daylight
First light05:37
Sunrise06:03
Sunset18:15
Dark18:41

Fri 27/09 »

Surf report for Fri 27/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 18mph
18:00 3ft 4s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
High 5:12am (2.00m)
Low 11:22am (0.48m)
High 5:52pm (2.16m)
Daylight
First light05:36
Sunrise06:01
Sunset18:16
Dark18:42

Today's weather

Clear sky

10 °C
(50 °F)

Light breeze, 7.9 km/h from SSW

Sea temperature

15.8°C / 60.5°F

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