The Beach Guide

Sandfly Beach

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)

Fair

(Fair)
20°C / 68°F

Sea temperature
17.1°C
62.7°F
Wind NW
Rain 0.0mm
Sunrise 07:12
Sunset 19:14
Current weather

Week weather forecast

Fri 21st
Fair 20°C / 68°F NW

10 mph
15 km/h

Sat 22nd
Rain showers 11°C / 52°F W

9 mph
15 km/h

Sun 23rd
Clear sky 14°C / 57°F WSW

3 mph
5 km/h

Mon 24th
Fair 17°C / 63°F SW

2 mph
3 km/h

Tue 25th
Partly cloudy 16°C / 61°F SW

3 mph
5 km/h

Wed 26th
Partly cloudy 18°C / 64°F W

6 mph
9 km/h

5 Day Sandfly Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

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 light17:37
    Sunrise18:07
    Sunset07:40
    Dark08:09
  • 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 light17:38
    Sunrise18:08
    Sunset07:38
    Dark08:08
  • 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 light17:40
    Sunrise18:09
    Sunset07:36
    Dark08:06
  • 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 light17:41
    Sunrise18:11
    Sunset07:35
    Dark08:04
  • 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 light17:43
    Sunrise18:12
    Sunset07:33
    Dark08:03
  • 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 light17:44
    Sunrise18:13
    Sunset07:32
    Dark08:01

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