Scorching Bay, Wellington

4.1
#2 of 16 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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  • This is a lovely little bay, which tends to get a lot of sunshine and is great for swimming. Scorch-o-rama is a great cafe nearby, although it does get busy in summer.  more »
  • It doesn't matter what time of the year, on a nice day Scorching Bay is a beautiful are with a cafe, grass areas, barbecue areas, changing rooms, fabulous sand (great for kids making sand castles etc)...  more »
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  • Popular clean beach, suitable for the family... The water mixes with that from Cooks Strait, so is a bit cold though.
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