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

Fri 22/02 »

Surf report for Fri 22/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 9mph
13:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 8mph
19:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 02:20am (0.45m)
High 08:27am (5.83m)
Low 02:43pm (0.48m)
High 08:47pm (5.49m)
Daylight
First light06:35
Sunrise07:03
Sunset20:26
Dark20:55

Sat 23/02 »

Surf report for Sat 23/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 15mph
13:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
19:00 9ft 14s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Low 02:59am (0.73m)
High 09:02am (5.56m)
Low 03:22pm (0.85m)
High 09:21pm (5.22m)
Daylight
First light06:36
Sunrise07:04
Sunset20:25
Dark20:53

Sun 24/02 »

Surf report for Sun 24/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
13:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
19:00 10ft 13s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Low 03:37am (1.11m)
High 09:36am (5.21m)
Low 03:59pm (1.29m)
High 09:54pm (4.91m)
Daylight
First light06:37
Sunrise07:06
Sunset20:23
Dark20:52

Mon 25/02 »

Surf report for Mon 25/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 12mph
13:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 10mph
19:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 04:15am (1.54m)
High 10:11am (4.85m)
Low 04:38pm (1.73m)
High 10:33pm (4.62m)
Daylight
First light06:38
Sunrise07:07
Sunset20:22
Dark20:50

Tue 26/02 »

Surf report for Tue 26/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 5mph
13:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 5mph
19:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Low 04:59am (1.95m)
High 10:58am (4.51m)
Low 05:27pm (2.13m)
High 11:33pm (4.38m)
Daylight
First light06:40
Sunrise07:08
Sunset20:20
Dark20:48

Wed 27/02 »

Surf report for Wed 27/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 6mph
13:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 8mph
19:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Low 06:01am (2.28m)
High 12:18pm (4.26m)
Low 06:40pm (2.38m)
Daylight
First light06:41
Sunrise07:09
Sunset20:19
Dark20:47

Today's weather

Light rain showers

19 °C
(66 °F)

Gentle breeze, 14.8 km/h from W

Sea temperature

20°C / 68°F

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