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“Best Beach in the area”
Review of Scorching Bay

Scorching Bay
Ranked #28 of 233 things to do in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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Wellington, New Zealand
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184 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Best Beach in the area”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

This is a great, safe Family beach with a good cafe and ice cream shop.
There are toilets, lots of parking a climbing frame, a large grass area for those not fans of the sand and a good sandy beach with rock pools at each end.
What more could you ask for.

Visited December 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best 'beach' in Wellington on a weekend”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

Really great beach, gets very busy on a weekend, parking can be quite hectic. Lots of families and 'young dudes' enjoying the sand/waves/icecreams etc. Toilets, lifeguards, climbing frames, grassed picnic ares and very busy cafe. Famously known as the 'Chocolate Fish' with the LotR film stars/crews, it is now under different management, cafe on one side of the road, seating on the opposite side, waiters dashing between the two. Uniquely Wellington.

Visited September 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Best beach in Wellington?”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

This is a nice little sandy beach on the Miramar penisula. Great for a day on the beach or a picnic. There is a great little cafe there called Scorch--o-rama that has some tasty dishes and good coffee!

Visited November 2012
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A perfect rocky bay”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Blue seas, rocks and rockpools, scrubby vegetation - and a cafe where you can sit and admire it all.

Visited September 2012
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78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“I love this place”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

OK, I am waffling between 4 and 5 stars. I cand honestly say that I have only eaten here once, and it was great. Great food for the price and amazing location. But I am not an expert on their food......so no promises. What I do know is that the staff are always really nice ( not gushy or over the top, but honestly nice) and they make excellent TEA. Dont you dare try to drink i before properly steeped or you will be told off! Their slices are great, and they have ice creams (even in winter) so the kids love it too. Honestly, if I am thinking about a cafe on a sunny day with the kids I head here!

Visited November 2012
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