Beaches in Wellington

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Beaches in Wellington

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  • Sivasankar Sivapragasam
    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia62 contributions
    I always come across Oriental Bay to Freyberg pool. It is beautiful and serene by feeling the wind. Overall, it is the best place to jog, walk, work out and swim at Freyberg pool.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Cathy T
    Wainuiomata, New Zealand61 contributions
    What a lovely spot. Couldn't get over the colour of the sea!! A great place to have a picnic and relax
    Written 5 December 2020
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  • Naina-Damani
    London, UK1,032 contributions
    Loyally Bay is a Bay and suburb on the south side of Wellington and a good place to watch the surfers.
    Written 3 December 2020
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  • Naina-Damani
    London, UK1,032 contributions
    We were driven in a huge group around Makara Beach with AATKings from Wellington which was a pleasant experience for taking good photos.
    Written 14 February 2021
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  • Louichan
    Tokyo, Japan215 contributions
    We took the ferry over from Wellington's waterfront. We wanted to get rental bikes and the main place to do so is the Bikeshed over in Pencarrow, about 3.5 kms away. You can take a bus from Day's Bay, but it is also possible to get cruiser bikes from the Boatshed near the Day's Bay Wharf. We did this, and had the option to swap them for mountain bikes once we reached the Bikeshed (same company). However, the cruiser bikes were comfortable and worked fine, so we just kept the same bikes and rode them all the way out to the Pencarrow Lighthouse and back. Then had lunch at the Chocolate Days Cafe and took the ferry back.
    Written 4 January 2020
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  • Naina-Damani
    London, UK1,032 contributions
    Eastboune is a prominent seaside village and well to do suburb of Lower Hutt of Wellington. A very nice place.
    Written 3 December 2020
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  • Naina-Damani
    London, UK1,032 contributions
    Fabulous views across the Petone foreshore to Wellington City. It is a long sandy beach with panoramic views across Wellington.
    Written 3 December 2020
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  • ogerkan
    New York City, NY4,319 contributions
    Part of the picturesque Marine Drive tour, Breaker Beach is a pretty cove with waves crashing all on the rocks. Looked for Penguins (would have been amazing) but no luck ...
    Written 24 March 2020
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  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia1,284 contributions
    Really liked the atmosphere of this beach with the views the rocks and peacefulness I thinks it’s the best area that I visited while in Wellington.

    It is windy but expect that in the Windy City.
    Written 9 March 2020
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  • jobst56
    Hamburg, Germany1,707 contributions
    As I'm not a beach person , I rather walked along the promenade.
    Even though it was windy and not too warm, there were still a few hard-boiled guys in the water.
    Written 6 December 2017
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  • 529grahamr
    Auckland, New Zealand70 contributions
    A splendid walk with views across the harbour. Some amazing homes to view perched high on the bush clad slopes and quaint houses on the shore line. Very characterful and picturesque. There is a small jetty and several sandy beaches and some rock pools to explore at low tides. A footpath winds around the shore just above the tide level.
    Written 10 April 2018
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  • Chloe R
    16 contributions
    I love this bay, it's dog friendly, and there's also a cafe near the bakery in the shops, after walking the dogs, stop by grab a coffee and their chocolate brownie, and talk about your day here in the bay.
    Written 30 August 2021
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  • Madshus
    Canberra, Australia1,275 contributions
    I came out onto Houghton bay following my walk from Wellington CBD. It's a breezy spot with red rocks in the foreground. You can walk easily along the pedestrian footpath adjacent to the esplanade towards Island Bay. There are interesting houses to look at along the way too. Also a snorkelling spot.
    Written 5 December 2018
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  • 422iana
    Dunedin, New Zealand3,072 contributions
    Walked down from the monument above the bay. There is good access to the water for boats with a ramp. There are no dogs allowed due the blue penguins nesting in the area. So if your lucky you may spot some.
    Written 24 November 2018
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  • YasminaB00
    Lier, Belgium73 contributions
    We went for u scuba dive here. The bay was beautiful, as are all the bays around the Miramar penisula! But in the water the visibility is terrible! Had fun though because there were lots a starfish (really big ones), small fish hiding between the stones, crabs and seahorses. The seahorses were really big! Fun place to go for a swim and to snorkel a bit!
    Written 30 April 2016
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