Scorching Bay, Wellington

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Beach Nature / Park
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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  • 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 »
  • Great place to picnic, or buy an ice cream or take away from the cafĂ© on the beach. The spot is protected from the wind. There are always people around so a safe spot.  more »
  • Did this as part of a scenic drive on the last day. A damp and blustery one. Stunning in a word, complete with waves crossing the roadway.  more »