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“Visit when it's a northerly wind, AVOID southerly winds” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Scorching Bay

Scorching Bay
Karaka Bay Road | Seatoun, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
+64 0(4) 802 4860
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Ranked #23 of 125 Attractions in Wellington
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Singapore, Singapore
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Visit when it's a northerly wind, AVOID southerly winds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

A great spot when there's northerlies blowing. S lovely sandy beach, unusually in Wellington as many are rocky. There's a great cafe down the road, a play area and car parking.

Visited January 2013
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Wellington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great swimming beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

OMG this place gets hot in summer. Lovely beach to swim at and relax. Easily accessible by car. Quite sheltered from northerly winds.

Visited January 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Scorching Bay Transit Visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We drove around the coast road & used the Toilet Facilities that
we all needed in a hurry, they were clean & Tidy.
The Kids had a play on the Jungle Gym while we were there..
The Cafe looked very good & popular with customers sitting at tables on the waterfront across the road.
Therewas not much spare room so we did not stop there

Visited May 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Large portions and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Feeling hungry and want some sea breeze in your hair, then go here. A great place to sit down, read the paper and just chill. Menu is brilliant and I can guarantee you get enough food. The vegetarian big breakfast is highly recommended. The staff can not do enough for you and they always come to you with a smile - that counts for a lot in my book. I always take visitors here - its a fantastic setting next to the harbour entrance.

Visited May 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Fun place for beach swimming, picnic or cafe food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

On a good Wellington day, when it is hot, the sandy beach, calm waters and holiday atmosphere make this a great place to go. You can paddle in the sheltered harbour waters, swim out to your boat, do some snorkelling around the rocky area near the sandy beach, lie in the sun, or pop over to the nearby cafe. What's not to like. Great for all ages.

Visited January 2013
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