Best Beaches in Australia and New Zealand in January

PICK A MONTH FOR BEST BEACHES IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

These are the best beaches in Australia and New Zealand in January, based on average sunshine, sea temperature, rainfall and temperature. Though many factors can come into play when choosing your beach destination, the beach weather will often be a deciding factor. Here we list the top beaches based on the average weather conditions and sea temperature.

Best Beach Destinations in Australia and New Zealand in January

  • 28°C (83°F) Air
    25°C (76°F) Sea
    11.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    2.2 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 28°C (83°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 79% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.1hrs making the days very long and bright. January has total rainfall of 1.2cm (0.5inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 2.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in New South Wales. Sea temperatures are a warm 25°C (76°F). January is a good month for swimming in New South Wales with comfortable temperatures for most people.

  • 33°C (91°F) Air
    19°C (67°F) Sea
    10.6 Hrs of Sun / Day
    6.0 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 33°C (91°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.6hrs making the days very long and bright. January has total rainfall of 0.8cm (0.3inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Western Australia. Sea temperatures are a cool 19°C (67°F). January is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Western Australia.

  • 28°C (82°F) Air
    19°C (67°F) Sea
    10.6 Hrs of Sun / Day
    0.0 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 28°C (82°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 75% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.6hrs making the days very long and bright. January has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 0 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Esperance. Sea temperatures are a cool 19°C (67°F). January is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Esperance.

  • 28°C (82°F) Air
    22°C (71°F) Sea
    10.7 Hrs of Sun / Day
    6.0 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 28°C (82°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 75% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.7hrs making the days very long and bright. January has total rainfall of 3.2cm (1.3inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Murramarang National Park. Sea temperatures are a warm 22°C (71°F). January is a good month for swimming in Murramarang National Park with comfortable temperatures for most people.

  • 26°C (78°F) Air
    19°C (66°F) Sea
    11.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    7.0 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 26°C (78°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.1hrs making the days very long and bright. January has total rainfall of 0.1cm (0.0inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a great time for sunbathing in Albany. Sea temperatures are a cool 19°C (66°F). January is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Albany.

  • 28°C (83°F) Air
    18°C (64°F) Sea
    10.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    5.7 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 28°C (83°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 70% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.0hrs making the days long and bright. January has total rainfall of 2.1cm (0.8inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in South Australia. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). January is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in South Australia for prolonged periods of time.

  • 23°C (73°F) Air
    16°C (60°F) Sea
    11.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    10.8 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (73°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 79% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.8hrs making the days very long and bright. January has total rainfall of 0.2cm (0.1inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 10.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Tasmania. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). January is too cold for swimming in Tasmania for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 20°C (69°F) Air
    19°C (67°F) Sea
    6.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    2.8 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (69°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 48% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 2.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Northland Region. Sea temperatures are a cool 19°C (67°F). January is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Northland Region.

  • 29°C (83°F) Air
    27°C (81°F) Sea
    4.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    16.1 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 29°C (83°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 36% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.9 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 2.8cm (1.1inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 16.1 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much.

    It is not an optimal time for sunbathing but it is possible on clearer days in Queensland. Sea temperatures are a very warm 27°C (81°F). January is an excellent month for swimming in Queensland with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

  • 23°C (74°F) Air
    21°C (70°F) Sea
    7.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    10.3 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 49% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.0 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 10.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in North Island. Sea temperatures are a warm 21°C (70°F). January is a good month for swimming in North Island with comfortable temperatures for most people.

  • 27°C (80°F) Air
    17°C (63°F) Sea
    8.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    8.5 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 27°C (80°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 55% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 8.0 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 1.5cm (0.6inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 8.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Victoria. Sea temperatures are a chilly 17°C (63°F). January is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Victoria for prolonged periods of time.

  • 23°C (74°F) Air
    20°C (69°F) Sea
    6.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    5.5 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 48% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.9 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 2cm (0.8inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Waikato Region. Sea temperatures are a moderate 20°C (69°F). January is a pleasant month for swimming in Waikato Region though some people may prefer warmer water.

  • 23°C (74°F) Air
    19°C (66°F) Sea
    7.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    10.3 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 49% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.1 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 10.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Auckland Region. Sea temperatures are a chilly 19°C (66°F). January is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Auckland Region for prolonged periods of time.

  • 23°C (74°F) Air
    21°C (70°F) Sea
    6.5 Hrs of Sun / Day
    5.5 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.5 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 2cm (0.8inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Coromandel Peninsula. Sea temperatures are a moderate 21°C (70°F). January is a pleasant month for swimming in Coromandel Peninsula though some people may prefer warmer water.

  • 23°C (74°F) Air
    19°C (67°F) Sea
    6.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    5.5 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 48% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.9 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 2cm (0.8inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Bay of Plenty Region. Sea temperatures are a cool 19°C (67°F). January is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Bay of Plenty Region.

  • 17°C (63°F) Air
    14°C (58°F) Sea
    11.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    10.5 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (63°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.9hrs making the days very long and bright. January has total rainfall of 5.5cm (2.2inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Otago Region. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (58°F). January is too cold for swimming in Otago Region for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 17°C (63°F) Air
    14°C (58°F) Sea
    11.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    10.5 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (63°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 11.9hrs making the days very long and bright. January has total rainfall of 5.5cm (2.2inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in South Island. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (58°F). January is too cold for swimming in South Island for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    19°C (66°F) Sea
    6.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    8.1 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 9.4cm (3.7inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 8.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Nelson Tasman Region. Sea temperatures are a chilly 19°C (66°F). January is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Nelson Tasman Region for prolonged periods of time.

  • 29°C (84°F) Air
    28°C (83°F) Sea
    6.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    13.1 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 29°C (84°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 27.8cm (10.9inches) making it quite rainy but mostly with moderate tropical showers. There are only 13.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Whitsunday. Sea temperatures are a very warm 28°C (83°F). January is an excellent month for swimming in Whitsunday with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

  • 29°C (84°F) Air
    28°C (83°F) Sea
    5.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    13.1 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 29°C (84°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 27.8cm (10.9inches) making it quite rainy but mostly with moderate tropical showers. There are only 13.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Whitsunday Islands. Sea temperatures are a very warm 28°C (83°F). January is an excellent month for swimming in Whitsunday Islands with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    17°C (62°F) Sea
    6.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    8.1 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 9.4cm (3.7inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 8.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Abel Tasman National Park. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). January is too cold for swimming in Abel Tasman National Park for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 17°C (63°F) Air
    12°C (54°F) Sea
    12.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    17.8 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (63°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 79% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 12.2hrs making the days exceptionally long and full of sunshine. January has total rainfall of 20.2cm (8.0inches) making it quite rainy but mostly with moderate showers. There are 17.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Southland Region. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (54°F). January is too cold for swimming in Southland Region for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 31°C (88°F) Air
    29°C (84°F) Sea
    6.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    22.1 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 31°C (88°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 48% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 43.4cm (17.1inches) making it rainy with a chance of occasional heavy tropical showers. There are 22.1 days with some rainfall so there are few clear days to enjoy the beach.

    It is not an optimal time for sunbathing but it is possible on clearer days in Cairns. Sea temperatures are a very warm 29°C (84°F). January is an excellent month for swimming in Cairns with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

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