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“Best Welly hang out” 4 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 144 attractions in Wellington
Type: Beaches
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Best Welly hang out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Sunny day visit only as it can be a bit exposed if blustery. And try not to go during school holidays as it gets quite popular.
It's a sheltered bay, a bit of a sandy stretch, with rockpools and bird life either end. Water is always inviting. Great views across the natural harbour entrance to the Rimutaka hills. Nothing quite like a Scorcharama-lama-dingdong full breakfast from the cafe. Or if you can't face it on a hot day they do a mean milk shake. And the staff have a great sense of humour.

Visited November 2013
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“Lovely in summer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

BEcause of the storms over the past few months, the beautiful sands have become covered with debris.... But in the summer, Scorching Bay is where all the young things like to be seen (after, perhaps Oriental Bay). It's very pretty and the place for the snobby set is Scorch-a-rama cafe, one of those cafes that look like something from the beatnik era with (outside) mismatched chairs and tables. I like to walk to and from Scorching Bay. Tourists can catch a Seatoun bus from town and walk along the coastline (ask anyone, re starting-off direction). You can return to Seatoun walking or call for a taxi. Probably an hour walking leisurely each way.

Visited October 2013
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“A nice change, and less busy than Oriental Bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

A short, and very pleasant drive out of the CBD - with lovely views of the coast. There aren't a lot of parking spaces - but I've always been abel to find one without too much trouble. There are benches to sit on, a lovely (quite small) sandy beach and some climbing things for kids. Only issue for us was there isn't a lot of shade in the afternoon sun. Definitely worth a drive out for the views.

Visited November 2012
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“scorching bay beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

this is a lovely humming beach for swimming .sunbathing or just family picnics in the summer months,good parking and toilets available.there was a icecream shop and im sure its still there.

Visited September 2012
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“Chill out time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Nice place to chill out in summer close to the city. Nice beach with good parking and a good cafe handy.

Visited February 2013
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