Allans Beach - New Zealand, Otago, Portobello
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Allans Beach is a stunning beach located in Portobello, New Zealand. The beach is approximately 1.5 km in length and boasts golden sand.


Allans Beach has few amenities, so plan your trip accordingly, although it does have bathroom access and is dog-friendly, making it a perfect place for a day out with your furry friend.


activities available at the beach include swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing.


Parking at Allans Beach is free, but there is limited space available, so it's best to arrive early.

Fun Fact

Fun fact about Allans Beach is that it is home to a colony of yellow-eyed penguins, which are a rare and endangered species. Visitors can spot these penguins on the beach and in the surrounding hills, making it an excellent spot for bird watching.


Apart from the yellow-eyed penguins, other attractions near Allans Beach include the Royal Albatross Centre, where visitors can learn more about the largest seabird in the world, the Northern Royal Albatross. Hiking trails in the area also offer stunning views of the beach and surrounding hills.


There are no restaurants at Allans Beach, but nearby Portobello has several dining options, including the local fish and chips shop and a cafe. Visitors can enjoy fresh seafood and other local delicacies while taking in the scenic views of the harbor.


For those looking to stay overnight, nearby accommodation options include the Portobello Village Tourist Park, which offers camping and cabin options, and the Portobello Motel, which has comfortable and spacious rooms. Both accommodations are located a short distance from Allans Beach and provide easy access to other local attractions.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sandee Rating: 88/100

Allans Beach provides free parking at the entrance, although spaces are limited. Visitors can also find street parking nearby for easy access to the beach.

No, Allans Beach does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

Allans Beach is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

Allans Beach boasts excellent swimming conditions, attracting swimmers of all skill levels with its gentle waves and clear waters.

Allans Beach does not have restrooms on or near the beach.

No, Allans Beach maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

Allans Beach does not have nearby food options – please plan your beach day accordingly.

Allans Beach is renowned for its vibrant beach scene, offering various activities for everyone to enjoy Fishing, Snorkeling, Surfing.

Allans Beach does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

Yes, bring your dog with you to Allans Beach!

Yes, surfing is an activity that is frequently enjoyed at Allans Beach.