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Lyall Parade | Lyall Bay, Wellington 6003, New Zealand
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All reviews wellington airport surf beach nice beach maranui surf fish and chip shop wind surfers great spot to watch planes taking off and landing watch planes caught the bus sunny day south coast nice walk cook strait surfing cafes swimmers
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

and don't forget to stop in at the Maranui Surf Life Saving Club - head upstairs to the cafe for a jolt of coffee and big brekkie (and check out the glum Club president photos on your way up). Great view out over the beach...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elethebel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love Lyall Bay. The airport end is for dog lovers walking their hounds of ALL shapes and sizes; the other end is for lesser mortals who do not wish to mingle with pooch lovers!! Either way though, the water is generally clear, refreshing, with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MaryL5296
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

It was a nice walk from the airport. You can exit the south side and walk around. Also if you go passed the airport you can follow the costal path around the headland. Seems like a nice beach with pleanty of toilets and the fish...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 422iana
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Join the locals for coffee or better still, lunch, at the Maranui cafe. The views could not be outdone, and the food is excellent. Try the salads. They are perfect blends of flavour. Watch the crazy locals surfing, in wetsuits on a freezing day

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shirlzb
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We actually stayed overlooking Lyall bay during some fairly stormy weather. It was dramatic watching the aircraft and wind/kits surfers challenging the forces of the wind and sea. It was beautiful looking our to the mouth of the harbour and seeing the shipping movements

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gorgle
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Great beach area - lovely on a calm day with a glass like bay, fun on a windy day for all the kite & wind surfers. Plenty of eating areas close by.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WizTines
Reviewed 3 October 2018

windy as most times when you are here, good to see surfers out and enjoying it, fresh sea air does good fore brain and body

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank RichardvG
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We usually come here each Saturday and Sunday. Part of the beach is an off leash dog area which our puppy loves! It’s great to walk along the beach on a fine day, watching planes come and go. There are a number of great cafes...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nzhena
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This was an interesting part of the city to visit during winter. The crashing waves were mesmerising from the car and we took a plethora of photos. We also enjoyed our bracing walk to the dairy on the foreshore, The Wellington air was certainly fresh.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Perry B
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Our family decided to have a pit stop and chose Lyall Bay because there was a safe children's playground, accessible toilets, flat walkways along the beach, and the view of the planes taking off or arriving at the airport added to the beautiful view of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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