Worser Bay is a scenic inner-harbour beach popular with swimmers, dog walkers, and bridal couples. The large, sandy beach on the eastern side of Miramar Peninsula offers views of the Ororongorongo Range across the harbour, Steeple Rock, and Seatoun Beach.
  • Location

    Marine Parade, Seatoun, Wellington

  • Location ID

    82

The large, sandy beach on the eastern side of Miramar Peninsula offers views of the Orongorongo Range across the harbour, Steeple Rock, and Seatoun Beach.

A safe swimming spot, it has plenty of parking with toilets and changing facilities.

A large area of sand dunes is at the southern end of the beach. At the northern end is the Worser Bay Lifesaving Club, established in 1910, and the Worser Bay Boating Club, established in 1926.

The lifesaving club has a large deck overlooking the water, making it a well-known wedding venue.

The site of a pilot station back in the 1860s, the bay got its name after pilot James Heberley’s common refrain, that the weather was getting “worser”.

Location details

Jurisdiction Wellington City Council
Permits required Yes, apply for a permit
Location descriptors

Bays, beaches, sand dunes, sea, ocean, ocean views, seaside towns, yacht clubs, coastal villages, rock formations.