Great place best first day I've pulled a sickie on lol so relaxing clothes ur option good way to get a full tan an not get picked on lol with beautiful scenery an amazing people with awesome wild life all around thanks peps for the relaxing day will be back again 😍
Sandfly is really the good name when it’s windy day!!! Wonderful scenic view of you’re a little bit lucky with a little sun!
Seals are here, at least 9 on the beach and rocks, and we could see another swimming in the sea near the beach.
Only 1 pingouin come on the beach very shortly.
Really nice walk, but don’t forget when you go down on the beach... you must go back to the car-park with a quit hard trace in the sand. Take your time, and enjoy!
A good spot too to stay on the car park for the night if you’re self-contained of course!
Amazing place. No penguins but heaos of sea lions.
Visited in search of seals and penguins. No penguins but some fun sea lions lolling around - don’t get too close.
Gorgeous beach, very steep uphill climb back to the car park - good workout for your calves! Worth it despite the lack of penguins.
Beautiful 'playground' for the kids with sand dunes and slides, sea lions, very windy.
Nice view, good information, scenic dunes, sea lions.
Hard trekking through the sandy dunes to see penguins and sea lions (only a few of them), free in the nature. Friendly DOC warden, it is a must see.
Very nice walk along the beach, we saw many sea lions. That was wonderful!! We did not see any penguins but the sea lions were amazing. The walk back is up a steep sandhill so prepare yourself for this.
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Eveet De Beleir
The signs are really clear and it is wonderful to see real wild sea lions without paying for expensive tours. We did not see penguins though.
Nice walk down to the beach where we had the opportunity to see a penguin (yellow eyed) and some fur seals. Quiet and clean area.
Beautiful spot with some sea lions on a wild beach. Appealing place for and hour and a half of walking. But note, the walk back was more difficult.
Very nice walk. Beautiful scenery. Saw many seals but no penguins as we were not at right time.
Awesome bay, you can see yellow eyed penguins very closely and for free. Always with perfect nature.
Sven and Annie
We say five yellow eyed penguins in an hour and a half. Lots of seal and sea lions. There is no hiding place though so you have to be really careful so you do not disturb the penguins. Have patience and it will be awesome!!
Most beautiful beach in New Zealand so far. You can see seals, penguins and sea lions.
Absolutely stunning place. There were a fair number of other people there, but it still felt very remote. It was the wrong time of day to see penguins but there were sea lions basking on the sand and playing in the ocean. The only reason I didn't give this a 10 is that the walk back up the sand dune is incredibly steep, such a killer.
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Steep but rewarding, beautiful views and location and not as hard as it looks.
A 40 minute return walk down to a very nice beach. Possible wildlife encounters (seals, penguins, sea lions).
Exciting to look for penguins.
A very nice beach with dunes ans seals. While walking downhill the dunes expect a challanging walk upwards later, cause the sand is loose. Take binoculars with you and go to the end of the beach. There is a shelter where you can view sea-lions
Nice walk, we got to see lots of seals and lovely nature.
Very nice walk on the beach with sea lions and very nice beach.
Julien de la lande
Nice walk on the beach and we saw sea lions.
From the park on the furtherest road, walking down the dunes.
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see sea lions , seals I've been there around morning. They were sleeping on the beach.Cute !! Great Experience in my life.
Excellent free experience! However no signage on needing to be moderately to very fit for the walk back. We made it down the dune easily and saw hooker sea lions basking on the beach. Very close viewing. An amazing experience. Hint: try to not bulk up too much in clothing before going down. Just a windproof jacket should do. Not as cold down n the beach as it is up on the hill - and bulky clothing makes it very hard to get back up the hill!
Ranger on the beach nice to talk to.
Visit the Otago Peninsula at Dunedin. Take the high road. Beautiful area, lovely views and bay. Bad Sandflies!!! Watch penguins for free!!
Pete & Pat Etheridge
With huge rollers on shore and a strong crosswind the seas were beautiful with 'White Horses'. Along the sands with sealions (eventually) yellow-eyed penguins and sliding down the dunes.
Hike was a bit steep and sandy. Nice area, saw a few sea lions and a few penguins (yellow eyed). You have to go later and be patient for the penguins.
See penguins, seals, sealions and huge sand dunes. Great for running down.
Love the dune. Soft sand. Have to walk far end of the beach to see the seals. Couldn't see any penguin. Best time to see penguin is 2 hours before dusk. Difficult and tiring to climb back. Took pictures with the sheep near car park.
Saw seals and penguins.
Mixed surfaces but a good walk.
From the end of Sandy Point walk to the chasm and then down the dune to the penguin hideout. Come back through the beach with the seals and sealions. Awesome.
Anne & Robert
Meet the seals and yellow eyed penguins - amazing. But a DOC campsite is missing on the whole penninsula.....
Gorgeous unspoilt beach with huge sand dunes.
We didn't see any wildlife other than a few birds but it was still amazing!
Unhurried, not commercialised (near Albatross Point).
Risch & Seybold
Great walk across sand dunes - very sandy! Saw seals on the beach but missed the penguins (we were there at the wrong time). Very enjoyable all the same.
We saw sea lions and yellow eyed penguins returning from the sea. A great recommendation from the local i SITE.
Seals in Dunedin!
Beautiful beach walk, where a group of sea lions welcomed us at the end of the Bay.
Walk to the beach to see sea lions and penguins, very beautiful beach, sea lions very close, nice DOC volunteers to explain things and protect the animals.
Unspoilt beach, se lions in the wild.
Beautiful beach, many sea lions you could get really close to.
Awesome, sea lions
Walking through huge sand dunes, beautiful landscape, walking next to very huge sealions sleeping at the beach.
Very nice walk down to Sandfly Bay. Took us 45 minutes return. At the beach there is a good chance of seeing seals and see lions. A very good walk with children but a steep ascent back up again.