Scotts Beach

Scotts Beach
Photo: © Pseudopanax

Scotts beach is a wonderful, wild beach on the West coast of the South Island. The nearest town is Karamea and the beach is one of the highlights of the Heaphy Track, a popular hiking trail along this rugged stretch of coast.

The beach here is a beautiful sandy cove backed by steep, tall cliffs covered in dense subtropical rainforest of nikau palms, karaka and rata. Given its relatively remote location Scotts beach never gets busy. In fact it is often completely deserted.

A word of warning - whilst it may look tempting to go for a dip in the sea here don't. The beach is notorious for its strong currents, rips and undertows. Another thing to watch out for are the sandflies - they bite! Insect repellant and keeping covered up is recommended.

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Scotts Beach Weather Info

5 Day Scotts 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

Scotts 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  °  ° 9mph
18:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 12:05am (3.95m)
Low 5:55am (1.17m)
High 12:30pm (3.61m)
Low 6:28pm (1.23m)
Daylight
First light07:09
Sunrise07:39
Sunset17:17
Dark17:47

Fri 24/05 »

Surf report for Fri 24/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 8mph
12:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
High 12:42am (3.78m)
Low 6:36am (1.34m)
High 1:16pm (3.44m)
Low 7:11pm (1.39m)
Daylight
First light07:10
Sunrise07:40
Sunset17:16
Dark17:46

Sat 25/05 »

Surf report for Sat 25/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 6ft 15s  °  ° 4mph
Tide times
High 1:23am (3.58m)
Low 7:23am (1.50m)
High 2:07pm (3.30m)
Low 7:57pm (1.53m)
Daylight
First light07:10
Sunrise07:41
Sunset17:15
Dark17:46

Sun 26/05 »

Surf report for Sun 26/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 8ft 15s  °  ° 10mph
21:00 8ft 15s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 2:12am (3.39m)
Low 8:18am (1.65m)
High 3:04pm (3.20m)
Low 8:50pm (1.64m)
Daylight
First light07:11
Sunrise07:41
Sunset17:15
Dark17:45

Mon 27/05 »

Surf report for Mon 27/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 19mph
21:00 9ft 8s  °  ° 24mph
Tide times
High 3:11am (3.24m)
Low 9:26am (1.76m)
High 4:05pm (3.15m)
Low 9:55pm (1.70m)
Daylight
First light07:12
Sunrise07:42
Sunset17:14
Dark17:44

Tue 28/05 »

Surf report for Tue 28/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 11ft 10s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 12ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
High 4:23am (3.18m)
Low 10:40am (1.77m)
High 5:07pm (3.16m)
Low 11:08pm (1.67m)
Daylight
First light07:13
Sunrise07:43
Sunset17:14
Dark17:44

Today's weather

Fair

11 °C
(51 °F)

Light breeze, 6.5 km/h from SE

Sea temperature

16.7°C / 62°F

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