Lyall Bay, Wellington

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 75 reviews on the web
Lyall Bay is a bay and a suburb on the south side of the Rongotai isthmus in Wellington, New Zealand.The bay is a popular surf beach, featuring a breakwater at the eastern end. It has also been the site of surf lifesaving championships, and is home to two surf lifesaving clubs. Lyall Bay is a very popular and safe swimming beach. The beach is only two thirds of its original size; the construction of Wellington International Airport took away the eastern third of the beach.The suburb consists of most of the southern half of the Rongotai isthmus, although Wellington International Airport and a small industrial area next to it are often considered to be part of Rongotai. Probably in ancient times the point of exit of the Hutt River, the current isthmus was created by geologic upheaval as result of recurring earthquakes, the most recent occurrence being the 1855 Wairarapa earthquake. Lyall Bay is predominantly a residential area, but also contains a part of Wellington's Southern Walkway, and the Southern Headlands Reserve, and Wellington's largest beach. The south-western border has Te Raekaihau Point as the dividing landform to Houghton Bay. The suburb has an excellent bus service and is near to the Kilbirnie shopping centre and the Tirangi Road Airport Retail Park. There is a primary school (Lyall Bay School), a Playcentre, a lawn bowls club, two surf clubs, and a small range of shops. Lyall Bay is home to Fat Freddy's Drop, a popular Wellington band.
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  • Lyall Bay is by far Wellington's biggest beach. It is so easy to get to and has something for everyone. The dog beach at one end is great for walking the dogs and socialising them with others. Lyall B...  read more »
  • A great beach if the surf is up and you can watch the surfers. Still good when its flat and the dogs are frolicking and having fun. In the summer its a safe swimming beach for children, and a nice pro...  read more »
  • 在威靈頓近郊的海灘裡,這個算是很受歡迎的,本身就是一個不小的設施,所以餐廳和商店比其他港灣區多,而且因為機場就在附近,可以看到飛機起降,願意的話可以繞到機場那邊看飛機,很棒! 
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