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 18/07 »

Surf report for Thu 18/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 12ft 14s  °  ° 8mph
12:00 10ft 14s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 9ft 14s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
High 12:04am (2.18m)
Low 6:17am (0.37m)
High 12:26pm (2.12m)
Low 6:35pm (0.37m)
Daylight
First light07:34
Sunrise08:06
Sunset17:26
Dark17:57

Fri 19/07 »

Surf report for Fri 19/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 19mph
12:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
18:00 9ft 14s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
High 12:39am (2.14m)
Low 6:53am (0.38m)
High 1:02pm (2.07m)
Low 7:10pm (0.38m)
Daylight
First light07:33
Sunrise08:05
Sunset17:26
Dark17:58

Sat 20/07 »

Surf report for Sat 20/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 10mph
12:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
High 1:15am (2.08m)
Low 7:29am (0.40m)
High 1:37pm (2.00m)
Low 7:45pm (0.41m)
Daylight
First light07:33
Sunrise08:04
Sunset17:27
Dark17:59

Sun 21/07 »

Surf report for Sun 21/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 9ft 16s  °  ° 5mph
18:00 8ft 15s  °  ° 3mph
Tide times
High 1:51am (2.01m)
Low 8:07am (0.42m)
High 2:15pm (1.92m)
Low 8:23pm (0.46m)
Daylight
First light07:32
Sunrise08:03
Sunset17:28
Dark18:00

Mon 22/07 »

Surf report for Mon 22/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 15s  °  ° 6mph
15:00 7ft 15s  °  ° 4mph
Tide times
High 2:31am (1.93m)
Low 8:48am (0.46m)
High 2:57pm (1.84m)
Low 9:06pm (0.50m)
Daylight
First light07:31
Sunrise08:03
Sunset17:29
Dark18:00

Tue 23/07 »

Surf report for Tue 23/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 2mph
21:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
High 3:15am (1.85m)
Low 9:34am (0.50m)
High 3:44pm (1.77m)
Low 9:55pm (0.55m)
Daylight
First light07:30
Sunrise08:02
Sunset17:30
Dark18:01

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

-3 °C
(27 °F)

Light breeze, 11.2 km/h from NNW

Sea temperature

13.6°C / 56.5°F

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