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

Sat 16/02 »

Surf report for Sat 16/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 20mph
13:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 20mph
19:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 03:25am (5.01m)
Low 09:52am (1.49m)
High 03:58pm (5.05m)
Low 10:20pm (1.31m)
Daylight
First light06:27
Sunrise06:56
Sunset20:35
Dark21:04

Sun 17/02 »

Surf report for Sun 17/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 4mph
13:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 8mph
19:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 04:26am (5.37m)
Low 10:53am (1.00m)
High 04:57pm (5.35m)
Low 11:17pm (0.89m)
Daylight
First light06:28
Sunrise06:57
Sunset20:33
Dark21:02

Mon 18/02 »

Surf report for Mon 18/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 18mph
13:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 18mph
19:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
High 05:22am (5.68m)
Low 11:46am (0.59m)
High 05:52pm (5.58m)
Daylight
First light06:29
Sunrise06:58
Sunset20:32
Dark21:01

Tue 19/02 »

Surf report for Tue 19/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 8mph
13:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
19:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 12:07am (0.56m)
High 06:14am (5.90m)
Low 12:34pm (0.31m)
High 06:42pm (5.73m)
Daylight
First light06:31
Sunrise07:00
Sunset20:30
Dark20:59

Wed 20/02 »

Surf report for Wed 20/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 7mph
13:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 5mph
19:00 7ft 17s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 12:54am (0.36m)
High 07:03am (6.01m)
Low 01:20pm (0.19m)
High 07:29pm (5.77m)
Daylight
First light06:32
Sunrise07:01
Sunset20:29
Dark20:58

Thu 21/02 »

Surf report for Thu 21/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 9ft 14s  °  ° 8mph
13:00 8ft 14s  °  ° 13mph
19:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 01:38am (0.32m)
High 07:47am (5.98m)
Low 02:03pm (0.25m)
High 08:10pm (5.68m)
Daylight
First light06:33
Sunrise07:02
Sunset20:28
Dark20:56

Today's weather

Clear sky

17 °C
(62 °F)

Moderate breeze, 23 km/h from WSW

Sea temperature

19.4°C / 67°F

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