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

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Victim of its own success

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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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36 attraction reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Me and my partner parked here one early morning for breakfast watching the sunrise, before we went to weta cave, beautiful place lots of places to stop

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Porirua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The place to take your visitors, so pleasant and interesting. Keep the afternoon free so you can sit back in the sun and enjoy your visit

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This beach was a nice clean beach only thing parking goes quick on hot sunny days but safe beach with good sand

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Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

after being most underwhelmed by Wellington city, Scorching bay is just what the Dr ordered. Quaint, beautiful views, lovely beachfront and topped off by Scorcherama cafe with great service and food. I'd recommend it for any type of traveller.

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Caloundra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

On a beautiful day this is a quiet place to enjoy the view. The water is lovely and clear and there is a couple of fabulous cafes nearby.

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74 reviews 74 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Many like to strip and pose on this beach which is ok but not so good for children Many gays seem to get here so if you are that way inclined probably the perfect spot for you Nothing else particularly special about this beach ..... apart from the constantly changing views of boats and ferries going past

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