Best Beaches in New Zealand in March

PICK A MONTH FOR BEST BEACHES IN NEW ZEALAND

These are the best beaches in New Zealand in March, 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 New Zealand in March

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    21°C (70°F) Sea
    5.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    March 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 48% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    21°C (70°F) Sea
    5.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    March 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 48% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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

  • 23°C (73°F) Air
    21°C (69°F) Sea
    5.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    7.0 Days of Rain

    March 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 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.8 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 2.2cm (0.9inches) 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 good time for sunbathing in Matapouri Bay. Sea temperatures are a moderate 21°C (69°F). March is a pleasant month for swimming in Matapouri Bay though some people may prefer warmer water.

  • 23°C (73°F) Air
    21°C (69°F) Sea
    5.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    7.0 Days of Rain

    March 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 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.8 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 2.2cm (0.9inches) 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 good time for sunbathing in Waikawau Bay. Sea temperatures are a moderate 21°C (69°F). March is a pleasant month for swimming in Waikawau Bay though some people may prefer warmer water.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    21°C (69°F) Sea
    5.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    March 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 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.8 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Tupou Bay. Sea temperatures are a moderate 21°C (69°F). March is a pleasant month for swimming in Tupou Bay though some people may prefer warmer water.

  • 23°C (73°F) Air
    20°C (68°F) Sea
    5.3 Hrs of Sun / Day
    7.0 Days of Rain

    March 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 43% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 2.2cm (0.9inches) 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 good time for sunbathing in Hahei Beach. Sea temperatures are a moderate 20°C (68°F). March is a pleasant month for swimming in Hahei Beach though some people may prefer warmer water.

  • 23°C (73°F) Air
    20°C (68°F) Sea
    5.3 Hrs of Sun / Day
    7.0 Days of Rain

    March 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 43% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 2.2cm (0.9inches) 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 good time for sunbathing in Cathedral Cove. Sea temperatures are a moderate 20°C (68°F). March is a pleasant month for swimming in Cathedral Cove though some people may prefer warmer water.

  • 23°C (73°F) Air
    20°C (68°F) Sea
    5.3 Hrs of Sun / Day
    7.0 Days of Rain

    March 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 43% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 2.2cm (0.9inches) 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 good time for sunbathing in Stingray Bay. Sea temperatures are a moderate 20°C (68°F). March is a pleasant month for swimming in Stingray Bay though some people may prefer warmer water.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    5.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    March 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 48% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Te Werahi Beach. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Te Werahi Beach for prolonged periods of time.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    5.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    March 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 48% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Mahurangi West. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Mahurangi West for prolonged periods of time.

  • 23°C (73°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    5.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    7.0 Days of Rain

    March 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 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.8 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 2.2cm (0.9inches) 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 good time for sunbathing in Mount Maunganui Beach. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Mount Maunganui Beach for prolonged periods of time.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    5.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    March 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 48% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Bethells Beach. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Bethells Beach for prolonged periods of time.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    5.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    March 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 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.8 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Matai Bay. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Matai Bay for prolonged periods of time.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    5.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    March 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 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.8 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Tokerau Beach. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Tokerau Beach for prolonged periods of time.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    5.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    March 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 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.8 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Rangitoto Island. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Rangitoto Island for prolonged periods of time.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    21°C (69°F) Sea
    5.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    March 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 41% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.1 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Whangapoua Beach. Sea temperatures are a moderate 21°C (69°F). March is a pleasant month for swimming in Whangapoua Beach though some people may prefer warmer water.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    18°C (64°F) Sea
    5.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    March 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 48% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    18°C (64°F) Sea
    5.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    March 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 48% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    5.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    March 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 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.8 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Rangiputa Beach. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Rangiputa Beach for prolonged periods of time.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    5.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    March 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 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.8 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Cable Bay. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Cable Bay for prolonged periods of time.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    5.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    March 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 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.8 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Waiheke Island. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Waiheke Island for prolonged periods of time.

  • 18°C (65°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    5.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    8.3 Days of Rain

    March has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (65°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.8 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 8.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Parakerake Bay. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Parakerake Bay for prolonged periods of time.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    18°C (64°F) Sea
    5.7 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    March 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 5.7 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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

  • 23°C (73°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    5.3 Hrs of Sun / Day
    7.0 Days of Rain

    March 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 43% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 2.2cm (0.9inches) 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 good time for sunbathing in Hot Water Beach. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Hot Water Beach for prolonged periods of time.

  • 16°C (61°F) Air
    14°C (57°F) Sea
    9.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    13.1 Days of Rain

    March has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (61°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 79% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.8hrs making the days long and bright. March has total rainfall of 5.9cm (2.3inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 13.1 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 Tunnel Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (57°F). March is too cold for swimming in Tunnel Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 16°C (61°F) Air
    14°C (57°F) Sea
    9.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    13.1 Days of Rain

    March has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (61°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 79% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.8hrs making the days long and bright. March has total rainfall of 5.9cm (2.3inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 13.1 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 Lake Wakatipu. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (57°F). March is too cold for swimming in Lake Wakatipu for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 16°C (61°F) Air
    14°C (57°F) Sea
    9.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    13.1 Days of Rain

    March has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (61°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 79% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.8hrs making the days long and bright. March has total rainfall of 5.9cm (2.3inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 13.1 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 Sandfly Bay. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (57°F). March is too cold for swimming in Sandfly Bay for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 16°C (61°F) Air
    13°C (55°F) Sea
    9.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    13.1 Days of Rain

    March has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (61°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 80% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.9hrs making the days long and bright. March has total rainfall of 5.9cm (2.3inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 13.1 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 Moeraki Boulders Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 13°C (55°F). March is too cold for swimming in Moeraki Boulders Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 20°C (69°F) Air
    18°C (64°F) Sea
    5.6 Hrs of Sun / Day
    10.2 Days of Rain

    March 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 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.6 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 9.9cm (3.9inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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

  • 20°C (69°F) Air
    18°C (64°F) Sea
    5.6 Hrs of Sun / Day
    10.2 Days of Rain

    March 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 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.6 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 9.9cm (3.9inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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

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