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“Beautiful scenery but the beach is pebbly so be warned” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Eastbourne Beach

Eastbourne Beach
Cl Bishop Park, Wellington 5013, New Zealand
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Ranked #58 of 189 things to do in Wellington
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful scenery but the beach is pebbly so be warned”
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 state than the one at Bognor. ALL the beaches along that stretch of coastline are stunning and well worth a visit.

Visited June 2014
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Dufftown
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“Great beach and view of Wellington”
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.

Visited March 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Outdoor Pool next door, beach and playground”
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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“A beautiful beach walk plus cafes”
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 front that is flat, tar-sealed and much of it pedestrianised. Its a great place to stroll, cycle, take the children or your dog if on a leash. The beach is swimable, fishable and is also very natural with plantings of NZ grasses and flax in places and also clusters of the red flowering pohutukawa tree which looks exquisite over the Christmas and New year period. At the northern end is a swimming pool, picnic/sports area and nearby in the little shopping centre you can get good coffee, gelato or icecream plus quite a few lovely antique/second hand, craft and art shops and galleries. It as great place to relax without having to drive a long way to "get away". From Eastbourne you can go on a walking or cycling trail to the Pencarrow head, where there is a historic lighthouse.

Visited January 2014
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“"A Breath of Fresh Air"”
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, ferry visits to Somes- Matiu Island, the historic Pavilion in Jubilee Park with its scenic Walks.

Visited August 2013
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