Does Wellington have a beach?

Does Wellington have a beach?

Set on a sparkling harbour, Wellington has many stunning beaches and bays. Whether you’re looking for a spot to surf or scuba dive or somewhere to swim or a spot for a picnic, here’s where to go for some salty sea air and sea views.

How many beaches are in Wellington?

Greater Wellington Regional Council monitors a total of 88 swimming spots in this region. These swimming spots include 64 coastal beaches and 24 rivers, which are sampled weekly from November 1 to March 31. Popular activities in this region are swimming, snorkelling, surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, and camping.

What is the nicest beach in New Zealand?

From north to south, here’s a few of the many, many stunning beaches.

  • Anchor Bay, Tāwharanui Regional Park.
  • Piha Beach, Auckland.
  • Cathedral Cove, The Coromandel.
  • Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty.
  • Wharariki Beach, Nelson Tasman.
  • Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson Tasman.
  • Hokitika Beach, West Coast.
  • Koekohe Beach, Waitaki.

What are the bays in Wellington?

A Guide to Wellington’s Beaches and Bays

  • Lyall Bay. There’s something for everyone in Lyall Bay.
  • Oriental Bay. Popular with locals and visitors alike, Oriental Bay is Wellington’s man-made, urbanised beach.
  • Days Bay.
  • Makara Beach.
  • Island Bay.
  • Red Rocks Beach.
  • Scorching Bay.
  • Petone Beach.

Is it safe to swim in Wellington Harbour?

Wellington’s beaches are generally safe for swimming and other water-based recreational activities.

How far is Wellington Somerset from the sea?

Beaches Near Wellington We think that the nearest beach to Wellington is Minehead Beach at 18 miles as the crow flies. Precise driving distances are not always possible to calculate due to the off road locality of some locations, to assist in this we’ve provided an estimated distance of 23.22 miles by road.

Can you swim in the ocean in New Zealand?

Have fun in the water! While New Zealand’s waterways need to be treated with respect, you can still enjoy swimming if you make the right decisions and take precautions. We have world-class surf breaks, white- and volcanic-sand beaches, and rivers that are so picturesque you’ll never want to leave.

Is it safe to swim NZ?

LAWA is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of recreational water quality information for New Zealand. This is why we recommend that you avoid swimming for 2 – 3 days after heavy rain, even at sites that usually have good water quality.

What does toxic algae look like NZ?

Toxic algae generally form brown, dark green or black mats that grow on rocks in the river bed. Mats can come loose from the riverbed and wash up on the banks or form floating ‘rafts’ in shallow areas. When exposed, the mats may dry out and turn light brown. The mats produce a strong musty odour.

Can you swim in the sea at Watchet?

The currents along this stretch of coast are notoriously strong so swimming is not advised.

Can you swim at Berrow Beach?

Brean and Berrow beach stretches from Brean Down to Burnham on Sea and is over seven miles long. It has the second highest tidal range in the world. As long as you use some common sense and swim when the tide is in it is an extremely safe beach for swimming.