Scorching Bay
Scorching Bay
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onitada
Wellington, New Zealand243 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Well, yes a beach in winter, still holds the thrill of a swim if you want! Without the mass summer holiday crowds the beach is quite peaceful, so much so that the birds appear in numbers. There a lot of Fantails darting around, Shags bobbing up and down, catching fish near the beach and a Kingfisher, no less!

There are plenty of car parks available, the toilets are clean, and of the old late last century type, I guess.

The Scorcho Rama Cafe is still open for business if you fancy food or a coffee. If you want you can take a walk-up Fortification Road Steps, once achieved, offering vistas. If you arrive at the right time of the year and hour of the day, you can watch the cruise ships pass by, although the ever-present Cook Strait ferries are always evident.
Written 9 June 2024
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startwithaclick2015
Melbourne, Australia40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
A reliable brunch venue, service can be patchy when busy but generally no complaints. The view is divine south coast.
Written 16 February 2023
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James D
Auckland, New Zealand27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
A must visit for all the tourists, but be sure to keep your personal belongings with you and avoid gangs. lovely nature!! truly earth has nice job with the planet.
Written 11 November 2022
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Cathy P
Wainuiomata, New Zealand67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
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, UK999 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Scorching Bay is a beautiful place. Popular Bay with white sandy beach and pristine water for perfect photography.
Written 2 December 2020
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TURNERO
Napier, New Zealand42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I would suggest this is more a family friendly beach. Complete with an area of grass as well as the beach to have a picnic, it’s the perfect set up. There is also a café at the southern end of the beach, if you don’t mind paying a premium for food and as you would expect can be quite crowded. The only thing that could be slightly improved is the parking. If you have a big car or suv they are tight spaces.

There are better beaches, but for family’s this is very good.
Written 6 May 2020
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia2,049 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
Only 10 to 15 minutes drive from the city and it’s a beautiful drive to scorching bay and then when you get there views are sensational.

Even with the wind it’s a great place to sit relax and look at the bay, get some lunch and sit down and watch the sail boats go by.
Written 9 March 2020
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Carole the donut hunter
Levin, New Zealand181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Sat on the beach and watched the big and little boats sail past. It has quite a few carparks, and a lovely cafe, which gets very busy. Also a lovely drive getting to Scorching Bay. The bay features in a novel called, The Return by Carole brungar. Was great to see it!
Written 21 December 2019
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Chloe R
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This is a lovely little bay, which tends to get a lot of sunshine and is great for swimming. Scorch-o-rama is a great cafe nearby, although it does get busy in summer.
Written 25 September 2019
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Christine N
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It doesn't matter what time of the year, on a nice day Scorching Bay is a beautiful are with a cafe, grass areas, barbecue areas, changing rooms, fabulous sand (great for kids making sand castles etc) and a sheltered bay to swim in, along with rock pools with starfish. It faces east so any early risers can watch a beautiful sunrise. There are plenty of picnic areas as well. The cafe has outdoor seating next to the beach or you can sit inside (across the road) and admire the view, including the ships, ferries and boats heading out of the harbour. It is on the Scenic Route around the bays and we take out-of-towners there. Enjoy!
Written 6 August 2019
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