Andersons Bay

Andersons Bay, Dunedin City

More commonly known by its endearing short-form name “Andy Bay”, this sunny suburb of Dunedin is home to about 2500 people.

Situated above the Andersons Bay inlet, most homes have a northerly aspect and many also have the advantage of a water view.

This very old suburb of Dunedin is only 2.8 kilometres from Dunedin central. 

Andersons Bay is exceptionally well serviced for schools. There are two primary schools – Anderson’s Bay and St Brigid’s – and Bayfield High, as well as Tahuna Normal Intermediate to the south. 

Des and Valerie Burrow have lived in the Shiel Hill corner of Andersons Bay for 30 years, enjoying views over farmland towards the coast and the company of great neighbours. 

Des says the suburb’s location is a real asset. “It’s handy to everything. We’ve got a Countdown in Andy Bay Road, the doctor is just across at Waverley and it’s only 10 minutes into town to do messages."

“It’s a lovely area and a great neighbourhood. There’s no trouble, other than the odd wheelie bin being tipped over when you’re not looking.”

The 83 year old is a keen model engineer, so appreciates the fact it’s an easy five-minute commute down the hill to St Kilda for club day. 

Speaking of convenience, Andersons Bay is home to an Indian restaurant and takeaways, as well being next door to Musselburgh and the Brew café.

Published: May 2015