Time Required : 2-3 hours
St. Clair, a suburb in Dunedin, New Zealand is best known for its beach called the St. Clair Beach or Ocean Beach. It stretches across 3 kilometres along the Pacific Ocean in South Dunedin as it touches Saint Clair in the South West, Saint Kilda and the foot of Lawyer’s Head in the East. This destination is one of the major recreational areas, not only for Dunedites but also for tourists.
This white sand beach is quite popular during the summer when people indulge in surfing, swimming and other water sports on this inner-city beach. It is ideal to visit the beach for a few hours during the summer (around December to April) when the influx of people leads to a range of activities opening up on the beachside. People also have a range of cafes and restaurants to eat at, making this place a perfect weekend spot. So, if you’re into water sports, swimming, walking or even strolling along the beach, then St. Clair beach is one of the perfect destinations for you.
There is no entry fee for the beach as such. However, if you wish to take part in surfing, surfboards start at NZD 40. The beach is open on all days and at all times. However, it is better to avoid visiting the beach at night in order to ensure safety. Moreover, water sports take place during the day so it is ideal to visit the beach then.