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Scorching Bay

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Address: Karaka Bay Road | Seatoun, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
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+64 4-802 4860

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Great on a fine day

What a spot. White sand ,hot sun , no wind it is probably somewhere not many go but if you have some free time its worth a visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Mark S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a spot. White sand ,hot sun , no wind it is probably somewhere not many go but if you have some free time its worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's SO beautiful here I can't recommend a visit enough!!! The beach is beautiful and the water is clear, or you can lie around on the grass and just take in the view. The surrounding accommodations are worth a look and a general drive around this coast is an ideal way to spend time with pals!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really cool place to get away from the city, yet so close to town. Nice quiet beach away from the masses. Has a great café there for great food and ice creams. A little jem

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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 20 January 2017

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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 17 January 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 11 January 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 31 December 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 27 December 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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