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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  • We stumbled upon this by accident. Lovely drive along the ocean. Just take the road. it will lead you to new destinations. 
  • Windy Wellington was living up it's reputation this Summer, so a leisurely drive around the Mirimar bays to Scorching Bay and we found our Nirvana. Clean changing rooms at 3.00 pm on a Tuesday afterno...  more »
  • Makes for a lovely scenic drive around the coastal fringe of Wellington city. Always different. Stunning on a sunshine day, windy beautiful on a wintry day.