Anyone with an urge to photograph the sunrise will enjoy this trip to Tunnel Beach.
Captain William Cargill, who built Dunedin’s second castle (now a ruin), carved a tunnel through the sandstone cliffs so his daughters could reach the secluded beach below.
A wide gravelled track leads down the hill to the cliffs above the beach, where impressive coastal vistas stretch out to the north and south. The intimate beach is accessible when tides permit.
Although high tide will be about the same time as sunrise, this time will be spent above the cliffs, where views are particularly lovely at sunrise. As the tide goes out, people can make their way down further to the tunnel and to the beach itself.
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