Scorching Bay, Wellington

4.1
#2 of 16 in Beaches in Wellington
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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  • We enjoyed our Sunday lunch, although my chowder was much better than my husbands fush and chups. Worth a stop, must book on weekends.  more »
  • Great drive around the bays to get there. It is a lovely little beach. gets very packed in summer time and popular picnic spot too. Lovely views of the mountains across to the other side. They have a ...  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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