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
Current weather (Fri Feb 21st 06:00)
20°C / 68°F
Week weather forecast
Fri 21st20°C / 68°F
Sat 22nd11°C / 52°F
Sun 23rd14°C / 57°F
Mon 24th17°C / 63°F
Tue 25th16°C / 61°F
Wed 26th18°C / 64°F
5 Day Sandfly Beach UV Index
A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.
Average Water Temp
Sandfly Beach tide times & sea state
Fri 21/02 »
Surf report for Fri 21/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 6:00 8ft 9s 18mph 12:00 8ft 12s 15mph 18:00 9ft 11s 25mph Tide times Low 4:29am (0.53m) High 10:38am (2.03m) Low 4:51pm (0.46m) High 11:02pm (2.03m) Daylight First light 17:37 Sunrise 18:07 Sunset 07:40 Dark 08:09
Sat 22/02 »
Surf report for Sat 22/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 6:00 8ft 10s 25mph 12:00 9ft 11s 15mph 18:00 8ft 11s 9mph Tide times Low 5:12am (0.44m) High 11:19am (2.11m) Low 5:31pm (0.39m) High 11:41pm (2.09m) Daylight First light 17:38 Sunrise 18:08 Sunset 07:38 Dark 08:08
Sun 23/02 »
Surf report for Sun 23/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 6:00 6ft 11s 17mph 12:00 6ft 11s 12mph 18:00 5ft 11s 8mph Tide times Low 5:50am (0.37m) High 11:56am (2.16m) Low 6:07pm (0.34m) Daylight First light 17:40 Sunrise 18:09 Sunset 07:36 Dark 08:06
Mon 24/02 »
Surf report for Mon 24/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 6:00 5ft 12s 13mph 12:00 5ft 16s 12mph 18:00 5ft 18s 11mph Tide times High 12:16am (2.12m) Low 6:24am (0.31m) High 12:29pm (2.18m) Low 6:41pm (0.30m) Daylight First light 17:41 Sunrise 18:11 Sunset 07:35 Dark 08:04
Tue 25/02 »
Surf report for Tue 25/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 6:00 6ft 16s 14mph 12:00 6ft 16s 9mph 18:00 5ft 15s 5mph Tide times High 12:49am (2.13m) Low 6:57am (0.28m) High 1:01pm (2.17m) Low 7:14pm (0.28m) Daylight First light 17:43 Sunrise 18:12 Sunset 07:33 Dark 08:03
Wed 26/02 »
Surf report for Wed 26/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 6:00 4ft 14s 6mph 12:00 4ft 14s 15mph 18:00 5ft 14s 25mph Tide times High 1:20am (2.10m) Low 7:28am (0.27m) High 1:33pm (2.13m) Low 7:45pm (0.28m) Daylight First light 17:44 Sunrise 18:13 Sunset 07:32 Dark 08:01