Scorching Bay, Wellington

(4.5/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Really cool place to get away from the city, yet so close to town. Nice quiet beach away from the masses. Has a great cafĂ© there for great food and ice creams. A little jem  more »
  • It has nice views, but thats about it. And the view wasn't even that great either. If you want to eat something in this area, be prepared to spend a small fortune.  more »
  • We stumbled upon this by accident. Lovely drive along the ocean. Just take the road. it will lead you to new destinations.  more »