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“A nice beach with the wind from the right direction”
Review of Lyall Bay

Lyall Bay
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Ranked #33 of 235 things to do in Wellington
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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“A nice beach with the wind from the right direction”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Lyall bay had a couple of dozen of surfers there when we visited, so is obviously reasonable for that. There is a play area for the kids which is nice. The beach also has a surf club which is good for those wanting that extra level of safety. But be very careful where the wind is coming from when you visit. We went when there was a northerly and it was fine, however in a southerly it would be blowing sand straight into your face. The fish and chip store across from the surf club also provided good food.

Visited January 2013
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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“best beach in wellington”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

its shallow, it can be calm or crazy, no two days are the same, but dont go without a wetsuit, unless its xmas day 2012 and the record temperatures

Visited December 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
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68 reviews
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“Best dog beach in Wellington”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

The eastern part of Lyall Bay is THE place for dogs to meet, chase sticks and balls, and entice their humans to chat about their foibles. Fantastic socialising for all. People surf, kite surf and just hang out. Further west is the Maranui Surf Club cafe. Rarely warm enough just to sit down or sunbathe. Bring layers of merino. And poo bags. A short walk from the airport. Look out for surf-blasted glass fragments and bricks.

Visited October 2012
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wellington
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3 reviews
“Great beach”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

During my stay to wellington stayed at 747MOTEL and visited there

Close to the airport

Nice view, like the local fish and chip shop

Visited July 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Great restaurants”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

The best is Elements for the most fabulous Lambs Fry & Bacon ever!

Visited July 2012
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