Scorching Bay, Wellington

4.1
Take a dip at Scorching Bay, a crescent-shaped sandy beach popular with sunbathers and swimmers alike. Sheltered from the northerly wind in a natural coastal inlet, the beach benefits from a pavilion housing toilets, shower facilities, and parking for mobility scooters. Kids will enjoy the rope-climbing play area, and a nearby cafe serves up snacks. Make use of the great visibility out to sea by watching boats enter and leave the harbor, and purchase sporting equipment at the local shops to play with on the well-maintained grassy area. Before you head to Wellington, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Wellington vacation maker tool, to make sure you see all that Wellington has to offer, including Scorching Bay.
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  • I would suggest this is more a family friendly beach. Complete with an area of grass as well as the beach to have a picnic, it’s the perfect set up. There is also a café at the southern end of the...  more »
  • Only 10 to 15 minutes drive from the city and it’s a beautiful drive to scorching bay and then when you get there views are sensational. Even with the wind it’s a great place to sit relax and look...  more »
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  • Popular clean beach, suitable for the family... The water mixes with that from Cooks Strait, so is a bit cold though.

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