Island Bay

Island Bay Parade
Island Bay, Wellington
Island Bay is a Wellington suburb bordering on Cook Strait with a small sandy beach and a sheltered anchorage made famous by painter Rita Angus with her picture of fishing boats.

The Island Bay Lifesaving & Surf Club maintains a rescue service, teaches beach awareness, water safety, swimming, rescue techniques and correct use of equipment, surf canoe boards, skis.

There is a comprehensive children's playground across from the beach.

In February the Island Bay Enhancement Trust involves the community in an annual 9 day festival.

The coastline is now included in a marine reserve which should increase its popularity with scuba divers.

TRANSPORT
Island Bay can reached from central Wellington on a regular bus service. (No 1).
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Photos

  • Fishermen Heading to Sea
    Fishermen Heading to Sea
  • The Playground
    The Playground
  • Boats in the Bay
    Boats in the Bay
  • On the Beach
    On the Beach
  • Rita Angus
    Rita Angus
  • Marine Reserve Map
    Marine Reserve Map
  • The Island
    The Island
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