Scorching Bay, Wellington

4.5
#2 of 11 in Beaches in Wellington
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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. Scorching Bay is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Wellington Edition.
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  • Home to Scorcharama Cafe, this beach is quite popular on weekends and nice days. There is a playground and toilets/showers, parking, a clean wide beach for swimming. Very pretty location.  more »
  • Scorching Bay beach is a little bit hidden by its location on the end of the peninsula but a loverly sandy beach in summer with a good grass area between the beach and the road. Good cafe next door al...  more »
  • Amazing to think this lovely bay is within minutes of Wellington CBD. We met friends there and despite the cool weather the kids ran around in the beach and the rocks for hours. Lovely relaxing spot.  more »

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As an established, modern capital city, Wellington offers accommodations of numerous shapes and sizes. Get a harbor view at a luxury hotel by the waterfront, or enjoy simple rental rooms at one of the many backpacker hostels. Cheaper accommodation lies outside the downtown area, with motels, campsites, and RV parks providing options for those on smaller budgets, and travelers wanting to get out of town and into the rolling, green hills. Wellington benefits from a wide range of transport and a very efficient infrastructure, so you'll have access to attractions no matter where you stay.
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