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Scorching Bay

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

Makes for a nice half hour's walk, plus there is a good cafe to fuel up beforehand. Worth a trip... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Gateshead, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely beach for families

Home to Scorcharama Cafe, this beach is quite popular on weekends and nice days. There is a... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Rhonna G
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  • Average7%
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“scorch o rama” (12 reviews)
“rock pools” (6 reviews)
“lovely beach” (6 reviews)
Karaka Bay Road | Seatoun, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Makes for a nice half hour's walk, plus there is a good cafe to fuel up beforehand. Worth a trip back.

Thank FraserJMM
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Home to Scorcharama Cafe, this beach is quite popular on weekends and nice days. There is a playground and toilets/showers, parking, a clean wide beach for swimming. Very pretty location.

Thank Rhonna G
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Scorching Bay beach is a little bit hidden by its location on the end of the peninsula but a loverly sandy beach in summer with a good grass area between the beach and the road. Good cafe next door also (Scorcharama).

Thank jocgerard
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Amazing to think this lovely bay is within minutes of Wellington CBD. We met friends there and despite the cool weather the kids ran around in the beach and the rocks for hours. Lovely relaxing spot.

Thank kiwis-in-UK
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Great place to picnic, or buy an ice cream or take away from the café on the beach. The spot is protected from the wind. There are always people around so a safe spot.

Thank JudyHoward
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Did this as part of a scenic drive on the last day. A damp and blustery one. Stunning in a word, complete with waves crossing the roadway.

Thank nambatri2016
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Scorching Bay is a little bit away from the CBD but if you have a car, or a willing to take the bus, this would be a lovely place for a seaside picnic. There are always families out there and fisherman spending their time by...More

Thank Shawn C
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This beach not only has beautiful views, but has private spots too! The main beach is sheltered by rocks at each end. If you drive just passed the main carparks and just past the rocks at the north end, this is a secondary gravel patch...More

1  Thank Matt_and_Mylo
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 20 March 2017 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...More

Thank lexx1978
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