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Dunedin Beach, Dunedin

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If you visit Dunedin Beach in the summer, expect to enjoy the views and watch surfers ride the waves. Big, crashing crests are common on this beach, so children and weak swimmers are advised to stay out of the water. Instead, look for a swimming pool at the end of the sandy shoreline. In the winter, however, the water gets too cold for swimming and chilly winds keep sunbathers away. By using our Dunedin vacation route planner, you can arrange your visit to Dunedin Beach and other attractions in Dunedin.
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  • Lovely clean beach, no rubbish and no plastic which you tend to see in other countries. The waves are mesmerising!  more »
  • On one of my 3visits as I have relations here it was officially spring sat the end of October we braved the beach although cold and windy there was a few people on the beach New Zealander's are a hard...  more »
  • I think they refer to St Clair and St Kilda beaches. Regardless, this is the point for surfers in Dunedin. Its promenade is short, but impressive. Only few restaurants close by. Despite the cold water...  more »

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Where to stay in Dunedin

Many of the accommodations in Dunedin are based around the central George Street thoroughfare, including a wide range of hotels and hostels. Rental apartments represent a fine way to stay in Dunedin, and may appeal more to those wanting to stay on the move or take in the town and the surrounding landscape at their own pace. Campsites situated to the north and east of the town center give you more economical options, while motels cluster along the main highways, convenient if you're coming by car.
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