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Shelly Bay

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The Laid-Back Charm of Secluded Coves: See Now before It's Gone

Even in winter, this is a fine place to walk, run, bike, or take a slow, scenic drive. But DO IT... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Montpelier, Vermont
Great spot on a sunny day !

This is something that I wanted to visit for quite sometime and we finally made it this summer. We... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Wellington, New Zealand
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible14%
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“kayaking”(2 reviews)
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Shelly Bay Road, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

Whenever I visit Wellington I love to have a drive round the bays and visiting Shelley Bay is fabulous. There is a lovely cafe there which is typically New Zealand in style. It has lovely food and the staff are all super friendly. Next door...More

1  Thank Kiwibird132013
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Even in winter, this is a fine place to walk, run, bike, or take a slow, scenic drive. But DO IT NOW, before a $500 million development proposed for this tranquil, quirky place turns it into a second Oriental Bay. It will not be the...More

1  Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Don't waste your time coming here. Why is this even rated this high. No sand just rocks. Old neglected buildings. Go to scorching bay beach.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This is something that I wanted to visit for quite sometime and we finally made it this summer. We started of with the idea of going to the scorching bay beach but when we saw the huge crowd on that beach, we decided to not...More

1  Thank wellnzer
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Great views, lovely place, good view of the city Center and in top of that really Close, too. Check it Out of you got enough time

1  Thank Elke B
Reviewed 15 July 2017

It used to be an armed services base and in those days was well kept the groundslooked after and it was bustling with activity. Now, apart from a couple of cafes and art stores, this is a run down disgrace to a government who walked...More

Thank shower1
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Just drive the coast. Gorgeous even on a misty cloudy day.. Go as far a s you can and beyond the airport.

1  Thank Baldbutsexy
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Shelly Bay is a lovely little spot. Watch the sun set over the city, or grab a bite to eat at The Chocolate Fish cafe...where there is plenty of seating and very child friendly. The area has been earmarked for a redevelopment and could soon...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This place is very relaxing. Looking through the city on the other side. This seems to be a perfect spot for sunset. I just love this place!

1  Thank Ryshel
Reviewed 29 February 2016

A perfect place to enjoy for sun bath and kayaking. We spent two evenings here during our trip as the atmosphere was really pleasant. Evening views are more beautiful here.

1  Thank Shobbyy
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