Scorching Bay, Wellington
(4.6/5 based on 160+ 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 drove there today which was an average day. We drove all the way around to cove and imagine how pretty it would have been if it wasn't raining. Quick drive out of the city. Must visit if you have t...  more »
  • White sand, blue sea, a cafe by the water,,,this is a lovely place to be on a warm and windless day! Safe swimming, albeit chilly, means it is popular and during the best days of summer it can be diff...  more »
  • Scorching Bay is definitely the nicest beach Wellington has to offer. It is quite a drive around the bays to get there, but so worth it. The white sandy beaches are just unlike any other beach in Well...  more »