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Address: The Esplanade | Petone, Wellington 6008, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 0(4) 802 4860

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beach fun

its free, parking is easy, quick walk to shops and cafes. very windy and lots of branches on the sand which is more gravelly than sandy but other than that nice beach,

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
NeilnLisa
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

its free, parking is easy, quick walk to shops and cafes. very windy and lots of branches on the sand which is more gravelly than sandy but other than that nice beach,

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Thank NeilnLisa
Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love strolling in the beach here. Nice fine sandy beach where kids can run around or build sand castle, collect shells or just play. Easy and free parking helps, too!

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Thank Livakiwi
Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the edge of the quirky Petone area, the foreshore is a great place for easy walking with views across the harbour to Wellington City.

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Thank Wynner57
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The perfect spot for a stroll and a bit of stone throwing. Close to Petone shops and handy to Lower Hutt, this is a lively beach on a beautiful day. Perfect for a walk on a not so beautiful day too.

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Thank Sarah R
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

A great place for an easy walk, with lots of things to explore along the way. Kids can run on the beach, as can adults! You can explore the pier, visit Petone Settlers museum which has free entry and is a great place to escape to if the weather is cold and windy. To be honest it often is as... More 

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Thank Laura E
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

If you stay in one of the nearby hotels, you can go back and forth between swimming and the pubs - for a really fun time. (drink responsibly.) I just love walking along the path and eating an ice cream - goody goody gum drops is my favourite and a kiwi classic - which is probably why it's not most... More 

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Albury, Australia
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113 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We loved walking the Petone Foreshore from end to end - great exercise and good people watching. It is however exposed to the infamous Wellington southerly wind which whips up the water and at high tide will smash into the sea wall and splash over, car parking at northern end allows you to be close to sea wall and take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice place to chill during a workday. It's awesome that we've got such lovely areas in Wellington that are a few minutes from work :)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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113 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

Petone foreshore is good for walks on the beach and sometimes (if the wind is not too cold) you can go there for a picnic. It is not exactly a tourist beach but nice when the weather is good.ALmost every day there is a coffee cart on the carpark, which makes it a perfect spot for a relaxed break on... More 

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Porirua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Its a lovely long beach and they also have the ferry from wellington calling in. The wharf is long and people fish off it, very close to shops as well if there is a compulsive shopper in the group.

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