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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  • This is one of those beaches you want to live by so that you can enjoy the views, explore the rocks or swim in the ocean. It's only a stones throw from Wellington cbd but you'd be forgiven for thinkin...  more »
  • Ride part of a very nice afternoon on this beach. Beautiful, in a nice and accessible neighbourhood. The lawn before the sand strip near the water expands the environment is makes great place for pic Nic and to relax.
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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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