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Petone Foreshore

The Esplanade | Petone, Wellington 6008, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4860
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Fabulous wild and scruffy beach

This is our local beach, only 5 minutes walk from our house. This summer has been unusually... read more

Reviewed February 24, 2018
Calum G
,
Wellington, New Zealand
via mobile
Nice beach, great views

The foreshore area could be so much more. The beach has a fabulous outlook over to Wellington... read more

Reviewed January 28, 2018
KiwiKerry53
,
Wellington, New Zealand
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“coffee cart” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
The Esplanade | Petone, Wellington 6008, New Zealand
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+64 4-802 4860
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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

This is our local beach, only 5 minutes walk from our house. This summer has been unusually scorching for Wellington, but we try and walk it even in mid-winter. It doesn't have nice sand, it is usually messy with driftwood, but it has a fabulous...More

Thank Calum G
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

The foreshore area could be so much more. The beach has a fabulous outlook over to Wellington, Somes Island and the Bays. It is popular with people and families out walking . It could do with more cafes, better play areas for children. The Settlers...More

Thank KiwiKerry53
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

This could be the major tourist attraction in Lower Hutt but sadly it isn't. The views from here are spectacular, looking over the bay to Wellington, but a lack of a range of eating and drinking establishments. I'm pretty sure the locals grumble like old...More

Thank Gregory K
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Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

Not the most beautiful beach in the country but definitely great for views of Wellington, Somes Island, the surrounding mountains and ocean. Great for walks either alongside or on the sand. There is a coffee cart that’s open almost always up on the sidewalk and...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2017

Petone is a sweet town will a surprisingly international vibe. Many good ethnic restaurants, and interesting shops. Worth a visit. The foreshore has a good view of downtown Wellington and the Petone Settlers Museum.

Thank Mike L
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

As someone who loves sifting through any waters-edge flotsam & jetsom, this is a pretty interesting foreshore with loads of driftwood and interesting views across the bay. Visited first time in winter......if you do, wrap up warm, the winds can chill through to the bone....More

Thank PaulClabburn
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Reviewed June 3, 2017

Fantastic scenic and easy walk for everyone of all ages and physical abilities. Path is wide, flat and great quality and is used by many people. Great views of the water and mountains that surround. Heaps of car parking along the foreshore. Coffee shops and...More

Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Stayed for the night in a family unit. Very clean, comfortable beds, warm and quiet. Plenty of extra blankets if needed but quilts are very warm. Not fancy but would visit again. Excellent value. Great shower as well and clean bathrooms.

Thank Miriam H
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

My dog loves this beach. We go there for her run when we are stuck in town. Sunny, stoney but pleasant.

Thank cleancuisine
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

A typical Wellington stretch of beach. Exposed, cold water and not particularly pretty. Oriental is everyone's favourite for good reason.

Thank tuscany08NewZealand
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