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Address: Karaka Bay Road | Seatoun, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 0(4) 802 4860
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I was born in Wellington, but have lived for 40 years in the US.Return about once a year

One of my favorite things to do in Wellington is to take a coastal drive from island bay all the way to seatoun. Stop on the way and explore the rock pools and seabirds

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

One of my favorite things to do in Wellington is to take a coastal drive from island bay all the way to seatoun. Stop on the way and explore the rock pools and seabirds

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

One of our favourite parts of Wellington! Just pure bliss! Cafe, beaches, just a piece of paradise away from the city which you can't believe is just over the hill.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I love the bays around the Miramar peninsula. Scorching Bay is a particularly lovely one to stop at and lounge around in the sun on the white sand or grass. Get an ice cream from the cafe just to top it off.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A smallish bay, but simply stunning. Our visit was short as we were making our way round the coast around Wellington, but wished we had the time to stay longer 😉

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The best beach in Wellington....probably best in NZ a and so therefore world....Smooth sand....watch the ships go by...sheltered from wind.....and a background of trees.....as we'll as a cafe/ice cream shop across road...

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Beautiful view, the cafe has great coffee and nice range of food options. The beach is great in the sunshine when it isn't windy and there is good scuba diving. Ice creams are a nice add on during summer

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Wellington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This place can be heaving in the summer but is a nice place to go on crisper autumn and winter days too if you don't like crammed crowds. Great café across the road and it does yummo icecreams too! Nice play area for the children as well and some nice trees and benches to sit on as well and plenty... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Safe swimming, sand, lawn areas, rocks to climb, great views and a cafe, what's not to like. Favourite summer haunt for wellington people as soon as the sun comes out during the summer months.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The location is really the only thing going for it... The food is below average and the prices are ridiculously high for the quality you get. I certainly wouldn't recommend.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Whilst this is probably the most lovely beach in Wellington, unfortunately everyone knows it and in summer finding a park and even a place to put your towel is a huge challenge that I tend to avoid. The best time is out of season when you can have the place more to yourself and still enjoy what it has to... More 

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