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  • GCKJA
    Nebraska621 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oriental Bay is a lovely spot to grab a snack and take a walk. It was clean and quiet the evening we were there. Several shops and cafes in the area offer great service.
    It was nice to just take a break during the day.
    Written 23 March 2024
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  • startwithaclick2015
    Melbourne, Australia40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Louichan
    Tokyo, Japan217 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, UK999 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, UK999 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • LadyDiva X
    United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I loved this place & am lucky to have friends who live nearby. I went for walks on this beach nearly every day I was there, & visited the cafe a few times if it was open. Lovely place, clear water, beautiful views, friendly fishermen, dog walkers, surfers & a lovely little cafe.
    Written 21 September 2023
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  • ogerkan
    New York City, NY4,737 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Naina-Damani
    London, UK999 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,023 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Naina-Damani
    London, UK999 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • jobst56
    Hamburg, Germany1,671 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • D P
    Wellington, New Zealand7,635 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Keep it quiet as we love this beach. Nice walks right around the headlands. Perfect place to go frolicking in the rockpool at low tide. Lots to see and do here. Snorkel, picnic or sit and read a book.
    Written 22 January 2018
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  • Madshus
    Canberra, Australia1,363 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • YasminaB00
    Lier, Belgium69 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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