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

Fri 22/02 »

Surf report for Fri 22/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
13:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 16mph
19:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 02:20am (0.45m)
High 08:27am (5.83m)
Low 02:43pm (0.48m)
High 08:47pm (5.49m)
Daylight
First light06:39
Sunrise07:08
Sunset20:38
Dark21:07

Sat 23/02 »

Surf report for Sat 23/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
13:00 10ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
19:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 3mph
Tide times
Low 02:59am (0.73m)
High 09:02am (5.56m)
Low 03:22pm (0.85m)
High 09:21pm (5.22m)
Daylight
First light06:40
Sunrise07:10
Sunset20:36
Dark21:06

Sun 24/02 »

Surf report for Sun 24/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 7mph
13:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 3mph
19:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
Low 03:37am (1.11m)
High 09:36am (5.21m)
Low 03:59pm (1.29m)
High 09:54pm (4.91m)
Daylight
First light06:41
Sunrise07:11
Sunset20:34
Dark21:04

Mon 25/02 »

Surf report for Mon 25/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 7mph
13:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 9mph
19:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
Low 04:15am (1.54m)
High 10:11am (4.85m)
Low 04:38pm (1.73m)
High 10:33pm (4.62m)
Daylight
First light06:43
Sunrise07:12
Sunset20:33
Dark21:02

Tue 26/02 »

Surf report for Tue 26/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 7mph
13:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 7mph
19:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 2mph
Tide times
Low 04:59am (1.95m)
High 10:58am (4.51m)
Low 05:27pm (2.13m)
High 11:33pm (4.38m)
Daylight
First light06:44
Sunrise07:14
Sunset20:31
Dark21:01

Wed 27/02 »

Surf report for Wed 27/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
13:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 10mph
19:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 06:01am (2.28m)
High 12:18pm (4.26m)
Low 06:40pm (2.38m)
Daylight
First light06:46
Sunrise07:15
Sunset20:30
Dark20:59

Today's weather

Clear sky

16 °C
(60 °F)

Moderate breeze, 21.6 km/h from WNW

Sea temperature

18.9°C / 66°F

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