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Eastbourne Beach

Address: Cl Bishop Park, Wellington 5013, New Zealand
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Ranked #35 of 125 Attractions in Wellington
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors

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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Especially Eastbourne, albeit that the local businesses seem to be in the land of nod. Apart from a hard working fish n chip shop( which could do with a good clean) the rest of the place is certainly languid Having said that the beach is superb ......

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Edgecumbe, null, New Zealand
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30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

was there last weekend ... was told there is a Wahine memorial there (the mast), so made a beeline for that as it was an epic storm which created such sadness in NZ History. Great to see this memorial here and its simply done which shows class. Well done Eastbourne.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Some people prefer a pebbled beach and for those that do you will find a well kept clean beach with lots to do along its promenade complete with bandstand and one of the finest victorian piers in the country. Excellent value from the seafood stall next to the pier on the eastern side, with decent coffee and good service. Eastbourne... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Loved the seafront and the stroll along the prom. Beach is well kept and on the hot sunny day that I went it was very busy and a delight to see people enjoying themselves. The pier is nice but being spoilt by my home town having three ;-) its just another seaside pier. It is well kept and in better... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

On our last day on NZ we strolled along Eastbourne & Days Bay beaches. With great views across the bay we picked up lots of shells and enjoyed the sunshine. Whilst there we looked how locals dived for Paua shells. Afterwards we enjoyed lunch at the Days Bay Pavillion overlooking the bay.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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38 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is a great beach to visit and my kids go there on a school picnic every second year and also enjoy the summer pool (open Labour Weekend in October to Easter) and the playground. There's plenty of trees for shelter too as it gets very hot at times in summer.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Eastbourne is about 30 minutes drive around the coastline from Wellington. The drive itself is lovely as there are great views of the harbour and coastline. Eastbourne and also the nearby Days Bay, has a lovely relaxing sea side feel and yet it is so close to the buzzing capital. At Eastbourne there is a lovely walk along the sea... More 

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Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Township, jetty and beach make Eastbourne a tempting getaway experience. An enticing destination, so totally unlike its English namesake! Despite a similar beach frontage, Wellington's "Eastbourne" is literally "a breath of fresh air", approached by a panoramic drive around the neighbouring "Eastern Bays". Special mention must also be made of nearby "Day's Bay" with its safe beach, jetty, amateur fishermen,... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I had to be in Wellington for a conference - but staying in Eastbourne made it a much better experience than being in a boring Wellington Hotel room. We did have stunning weather - and the ferry trip to the city every day was great (although a bit of a pain to get home late at night). The local pub... More 

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14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

My walking route - Days Bay Homestay to the village, a different experience almost every day. The sand and gravel on this beach alternate with different winds & tides, providing very big changes in both environment and surface. It is sometimes sandy enough to use my Blokart or walk in bare feet, othertimes a bit stony. High tide or stoney... More 

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