Sandfly Beach

Sandfly Beach - New Zealand
Photo: © Andrea Schaffer / CC BY
Sandfly Beach
Photo: © Pavel Špindler / CC BY

Sandfly Bay lies on the Otago Peninsula on New Zealand's South Island, not far from the city of Dunedin. This beautiful, wild beach is backed by high dunes.

At the northern end of the beach is a bird watching hide constructed to watch the yellow-eyed penguins that are found in this area. The beach is also a good spot to see sea lions and fur seals.

Curiously, the name of the beach does not in fact come from the small biting insects known as sandfly. The beach's name is actually from the sand which, given the exposed nature of this coast is often whipped up and has the effect of sand-blasting visitors.

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Sandfly Beach Weather Info

5 Day Sandfly Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Sandfly Beach tide times & sea state

Thu 23/05 »

Surf report for Thu 23/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 5mph
12:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
High 2:11am (1.93m)
Low 8:31am (0.49m)
High 2:46pm (1.85m)
Low 8:53pm (0.56m)
Daylight
First light07:22
Sunrise07:53
Sunset17:19
Dark17:50

Fri 24/05 »

Surf report for Fri 24/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 6mph
12:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 4mph
18:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
High 3:01am (1.83m)
Low 9:24am (0.58m)
High 3:39pm (1.76m)
Low 9:46pm (0.64m)
Daylight
First light07:23
Sunrise07:54
Sunset17:18
Dark17:50

Sat 25/05 »

Surf report for Sat 25/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 16s  °  ° 10mph
12:00 8ft 16s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 8ft 15s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
High 3:57am (1.76m)
Low 10:22am (0.64m)
High 4:36pm (1.70m)
Low 10:46pm (0.68m)
Daylight
First light07:24
Sunrise07:55
Sunset17:17
Dark17:49

Sun 26/05 »

Surf report for Sun 26/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 9ft 15s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 9ft 15s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 8ft 15s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
High 5:00am (1.72m)
Low 11:23am (0.66m)
High 5:36pm (1.69m)
Low 11:50pm (0.68m)
Daylight
First light07:25
Sunrise07:56
Sunset17:17
Dark17:48

Mon 27/05 »

Surf report for Mon 27/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 21mph
12:00 10ft 8s  °  ° 30mph
18:00 11ft 9s  °  ° 24mph
Tide times
High 6:03am (1.73m)
Low 12:23pm (0.63m)
High 6:36pm (1.72m)
Daylight
First light07:25
Sunrise07:57
Sunset17:16
Dark17:48

Tue 28/05 »

Surf report for Tue 28/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 12ft 10s  °  ° 27mph
12:00 16ft 14s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 12:49am (0.64m)
High 7:01am (1.79m)
Low 1:17pm (0.57m)
High 7:30pm (1.80m)
Daylight
First light07:26
Sunrise07:58
Sunset17:15
Dark17:47

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

1 °C
(33 °F)

Light breeze, 11.2 km/h from N

Sea temperature

15.6°C / 60°F

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