8 Stunning Beaches for Summer in Wellington

by Rongotai Apartments on November 6, 2011

The Harbour City is surrounded by crisp, clean ocean. From Rongotai Apartments you have ease of access to Wellington’s best swimming beaches, surf beaches, fishing spots and picturesque bays. Within minutes, you can be at any of the following coastal spots.


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Oriental Bay & Wellington Harbour

Oriental Bay Beach offers spectacular views of Wellington city centre, Wellington harbour and the iconic Oriental Bay fountain. Oriental Bay is a great place for a walk, cycle or jog as it has wide pedestrian footpaths, lots of seating and grass areas, cafes, and golden sandy beaches. Sun bathing, swimming, sporting and other events are common at Oriental Bay in the summer months.

Lyall Bay Beach

Wellington’s surf beach. South coast views across a marvelous vista of blue waves, directly west of Wellington international airport with spectacular views of air crafts landing and taking off. Golden sand, panoramic view of the beach with great surf and fresh southern air. Home of the famous Maranui cafe and a popular place to grab an ice cream or some fish & chips and walk along the long stretch of beach, either on the sand or the large footpath.

Balaena Bay

A pleasant sunny pebble beach situated between Hataitai Beach and Oriental Bay, lately a popular spot for travellers with camper vans and rental cars. Superb vista views of Evans Bay, often filled with wind surfers, jet skiers, yachties and boaties.

Evans Bay

The home of the Evans bay mariner, a nice walk through the mariner to Hataitai Beach, Balaena Bay, Cog Bay and even Oriental Bay. Popular with yachties, wind surfers, and jet skiers.

Shelly Bay

Shelly Bay is on the Miramar peninsula, this piece of paradise is just minutes drive from Kilbirnie. Views of Evans Bay and Balena Bay opposite, and of Wellington city centre. A pebble beach with crisp glittering blue water and beaming sun. Also a nice fishing and diving spot.

Seatoun Beach

Large sandy eastern coast line that includes Seatoun wharf.  The wharf is a popular spot for fishing and diving off the pier.

Scorching Bay

A classic Wellington summer beach. Named after the burning hot peak summer days that. Grass and sandy areas with a cafe next to the beach. Popular for swimming, sunbathing, picnicking, football and rugby on the grass, events and bbq’s.

Houghton Bay

Views of the south island on a clear day. A forbidden surfing beach due to its dangerous and volatile waves. Great area for snorkeling with a shipwreck in close proximity. Rocky coasts and sand beaches, wild waves, close to red rocks historic volcano and seal spot around Owhiro Bay.

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