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Allans Beach

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Business Type: Surf & wildlife


If you’re after a peaceful, sandy beach – come right this way. There’s even a beautiful scenic drive to get here.

Address: Allans Beach Road, Portobello, Dunedin, Otago Dunedin & Otago


This is a popular surfing and swimming beach, and it’s also renowned for its wildlife – just remember to keep a safe distance from the Bull Seals!

But the best bit, the vast sandy shores are only a short five minute drive from the carpark, so perfect for the more sedate beach enthusiast, or little legs.

DOC requests: "Please respect the wildlife by keeping at least 10 metres away from sleeping sea lions, and 20 metres from active animals. Do not linger on beaches where penguins may come ashore.  To protect wildlife, dogs are not allowed on the eastern end of the beach."


Allans Beach is located on the Otago Peninsula ,only a 30 minute drive from Dunedin City Centre. You'll find the carpark at the end of Allans Beach Road (which is an unsealed road, so take it easy on the drive). It's just a 5 minute walk to the beach itself over the sand dunes.

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