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Eastbourne Beach

Cl Bishop Park, Wellington 5013, New Zealand
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Ranked #35 of 144 attractions in Wellington
Type: Beaches
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English first
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Dufftown
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114 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
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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Wellington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Wellington
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13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Not a sandy or otherwise attractive beach, generally on the cold side for swimming, but offers good views of Wellington and shipping into or out of the harbour

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Wellington, New Zealand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We sometimes take the ferry across the harbour or drive to Eastbourne for some time out. There are good eateries and a deli for yummy picnic supplies. The walk along the coast road on the harbour's edge towards Pencarrow Lighthouse is spectacular if you want some exercise and great photos. No cars permitted, just cyclists and pedestrians, so the walking... More

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Vancouver
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296 reviews 296 reviews
64 attraction reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

If you live in this part of Wellington it might seem great, but basically it's just another shale beach.

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