Dunedin is home to some of the best beaches in New Zealand, most of which are only a few minutes drive from the central city. Of these, St. Clair Beach is the most popular because of its excellent surfing location and scenic view of the ocean.
St. Clair Beach is the perfect place to go if you are looking for a consistent surf break. And it’s only a ten-minute drive from the city centre. Besides surfing, you can also enjoy walking by the seaside or just go dining in its cafe-lined promenade, and watch the surfers ride the waves of the Southern Ocean.
At the southern end of the beach there’s a the heated St. Clair Hot Salt Water Pool. It’s an ideal swimming area for those who don’t want to venture into the ocean waters with huge swells.
Depending on your taste and budget, there are plenty of accommodation facilities close to St. Clair Beach. Among which include:
Lisburn Avenue Cottage. The standalone modernized character red brick cottage costs from $100 per night, and can accommodate a maximum of 6 people.
Mosgiel Charmer. Its room rate starts from $130 per night, and can accommodate up to 5 people.
Stunning Panoramic Views Surf to City – St. Clair. Room rate starts from $130 per night, and can accommodate up to 9 people. The place is a 3-minute drive to St. Clair Beach.
St. Clair Gem Holiday House. Its room rate starts from $145 per night.
Fabulous Beach House at St. Clair. Located 1.5 kilometres away from St. Clair Golf Club, and 5 kilometres from Dunedin City Centre, this beach house can accommodate a maximum of 4 people. Its room rates cost between $150 and $400 per night.
Wains Hotel Dunedin. Although it’s 3.6 kilometres away from St. Clair Beach, the hotel offers very good facilities.
Best Western 555 Bayview. It’s 1.9 kilometres from St. Clair, and a 5-minute walk from St. Kilda Beach.
Hotel St. Clair. This boutique beachfront hotel is just 0.5 kilometres away from St. Clair Beach.
Apartments at St. Clair is located just 50 metres away from St. Clair Beach, and just a five-minute walk from the St. Clair Salt Water Pool.
The Hydro Esplanade Apartments is located right in front of St. Clair Beach, or just a short 0.3 kilometres from the beach front. It’s also just a minute walk from the St. Clair Salt Water Pool.
Or, you may want to seek the advice of your travel agent to get better room rates. They might also have special holiday packages to St. Clair Beach.