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Key Info

Inner harbour, Oriental Parade

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Beaches, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend

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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Oriental Bay Beach is Wellington's most popular beach, mostly because it's so close to central Wellington and features a pristine promenade. Even if it's too cold or windy to swim, travelers can enjoy sinking their toes in the sand or simply take in the view from the nearby Boat Café.

Recent visitors appreciated how "tucked away" this beach feels, even though it's just a short distance from downtown Wellington. They also enjoyed the beach's proximity to restaurants and cafes. What's more, reviewers praised its kid-friendly waters and relaxing atmosphere.

Access to Oriental Bay Beach is free. It's located along Oriental Parade, which overlooks the inner harbor and has multiple bus stops. If you're driving to Oriental Bay Beach, you can park your car on Oriental Parade or find a garage next to the Freyberg Pool and Fitness Centre. For more information, visit the Wellington City Council's website.

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