Scorching Bay, Wellington

4.8
#2 of 15 in Beaches in Wellington
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. Before you head to Wellington, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Wellington vacation maker tool , to make sure you see all that Wellington has to offer, including Scorching Bay.
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  • We had a Lovely walk along the beach in the brisk wind, but refreshing and invigorating all the same  more »
  • If you catch the bay on a scorcher of a day it really won't lead your hopes astray. Don't be a fool! The water is clear and cool, and will easily overrule the local public pool. After a swim be sure t...  more »
  • On a day when it's warm enough to swim Scorching Bay is lovely and you can also watch the Interislander Ferry come and go and the odd cruise ship if you are there for any length of time.  more »
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