Allans Beach is set among the lush rolling hills of the on the Otago Peninsula, on New Zealand's South Island. It consists of a kilometre long spit of fine white sand which separates the shallow waters of Hoopers Inlet from the Pacific Ocean.
The beach here is something of a haven for wildlife; at the northern end there is a small sea lion colony, whilst the other end is home to a number of yellow-eyed penguins.
As you would expect from virtually any of New Zealand's beaches the surf here can get pretty good. Allans beach faces directly into the deep blue waters of the South Pacific with huge swells originating in the Southern Ocean common throughout the winter months.
Along with its picturesque setting, wildlife and great surf, Allans Beach is within a stone's throw of one of the South Island's main cities, Dunedin
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Allans Beach tide times
Tue 11th DecemberLow 12:30am (0.22m)
High 06:16am (1.78m)
Low 12:56pm (0.27m)
High 06:39pm (1.66m)
Wed 12th DecemberLow 01:13am (0.26m)
High 07:00am (1.73m)
Low 01:40pm (0.31m)
High 07:26pm (1.62m)
Thu 13th DecemberLow 01:57am (0.30m)
High 07:44am (1.68m)
Low 02:25pm (0.34m)
High 08:14pm (1.60m)
Fri 14th DecemberLow 02:42am (0.33m)
High 08:29am (1.64m)
Low 03:10pm (0.37m)
High 09:01pm (1.60m)