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Scorching Bay

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Address: Karaka Bay Road | Seatoun, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
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Lovely views

We stumbled upon this by accident. Lovely drive along the ocean. Just take the road. it will lead you to new destinations.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jan V
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Monte Vista, Western Cape, South Africa
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It has nice views, but thats about it. And the view wasn't even that great either. If you want to eat something in this area, be prepared to spend a small fortune.

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Monte Vista, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this by accident. Lovely drive along the ocean. Just take the road. it will lead you to new destinations.

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Thank Jan V
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Windy Wellington was living up it's reputation this Summer, so a leisurely drive around the Mirimar bays to Scorching Bay and we found our Nirvana. Clean changing rooms at 3.00 pm on a Tuesday afternoon, litter free park and beach and many happy swimmers and sun worshipers abound. Local store selling ice cream cones, no dogs, clear water and plenty... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Makes for a lovely scenic drive around the coastal fringe of Wellington city. Always different. Stunning on a sunshine day, windy beautiful on a wintry day.

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Calgary
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

I spent two hours at Scorching Bay beach yesterday. It is one of the very few beaches around Wellington that actually has more sand than rocks. You can bring your towel and sunbathe, you can walk barefoot and you can get a snack at a cafe across the road. The beach was getting busy around 1pm when families started coming... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

This beach is gorgeous on a sunny day. It's not huge so don't expect space or privacy. Perfectly placed next to Scorch-o-Rama cafe for good food and coffee. Changing rooms are clean and available. Overall, the prettiest beach in Wellington!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Such a beautiful place to relax and catch a great view! We drove along the coast, stopped for lunch and just soaked in the gorgeous scene.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

It is really a bit of a legend. Order in the cafe and cross the roadto find a seat. The breeze alone will freshen you up. Then a waiter will run across the road with your food. What fun. Health and safety laws try to take away all the fun but here they are playing chicken with the traffic. Then... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

It was a lovely sunny day when we travel along the coast and stop at the coffee shop in Scorching Bay. You sit outside by the water or inside still with a good view. A bit rustic and quirky. The coffee and tea was good and the snack food fresh and tasty. Like being give as soon as you sit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

We drove there today which was an average day. We drove all the way around to cove and imagine how pretty it would have been if it wasn't raining. Quick drive out of the city. Must visit if you have time

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