Sandfly Beach

Sandfly Beach - New Zealand
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 tide times

Sun 22nd July

Low 12:22am (0.66m)
High 06:39am (1.89m)
Low 12:52pm (0.67m)
High 07:09pm (1.86m)

Mon 23rd July

Low 01:24am (0.68m)
High 07:38am (1.89m)
Low 01:52pm (0.68m)
High 08:07pm (1.90m)

Tue 24th July

Low 02:21am (0.66m)
High 08:32am (1.94m)
Low 02:46pm (0.64m)
High 08:57pm (1.97m)

Wed 25th July

Low 03:10am (0.61m)
High 09:19am (2.00m)
Low 03:33pm (0.59m)
High 09:41pm (2.05m)

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

2 °C
(35 °F)

Gentle breeze, 16.9 km/h from NW

Sea temperature

12.8°C / 55°F


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