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Address: Karaka Bay Road | Seatoun, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 0(4) 802 4860

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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 😉

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The locals told our family if there is one Bay we should go to for some sun, sand, and fun, it should be Scorching Bay. So, we went on Boxing Day. It was full, but not overly crowded, and we found a parking spot up on a hill across from the Bay. The ocean was a bit chilly, but we... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great food and seating area with a view of the ocean. Can sit outside across the road from the cafe on a good day.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It is a bit tricky to get here without a car but if you can make sure you don't miss it. When I drive our visitors around the sights of Wellington I always drive around Mirimar peninsular and stop at Scorching Bay. The hills, beach and pohutakawa trees make this a very pretty place rain or shine. The cafe has... More 

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Address: Karaka Bay Road | Seatoun, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 0(4) 802 4860
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington

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