Worser Bay is a safe beach for most activities. There is a solid residential base at the beach and locals frequent the beach most days. As with most of the beaches along this stretch of coast the main road runs behind Worser Bay and the beach is very visible from it. Worser Bay Surf Life Saving Club is located at the beach.
Activities and facilities
- Wind/kite surfing
- Boat launching
- Car parking
- Public toilets
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Safety at Worser Bay
We want you to have a great time whilst visiting Worser Bay. But take a moment to learn more about being safe on New Zealand Beaches. More ►
Never swim or surf alone.
2011 - 2012 season Saturday 3 December 2011 to Sunday 25 March 2012
Last year: 4 December 2010 to 27 March 2011
Saturdays: 1 - 5pm
Sundays: 1 - 5pm
4 simple rules to keep you safe
We want you to have a great time whilst visiting Worser Bay. But take a moment to learn more about being safe on New Zealand beaches and looking out for each other. More ►
The Water Safety Code:
- Be prepared
- Watch out for yourself and others
- Be aware of the dangers
- Know your limits
Worser Bay is 6 kilometres from central city Wellington. The bay is 1500 metres in length and extends from Worser Bay Life Saving Club at the northern end to Churchill Park at the southern end of the bay, near Seatoun. There is around 250 metres of sandy beach at the Worser Bay end then rocks extend for a similar distance and then sandy beach. At the halfway mark on the beach lies Seatoun Wharf that extends 50 metres into the ocean. The entire bay is backed by residential houses and there is a large steep hill in behind the beach with houses scattered along and on it. While Worser Bay Surf Life Saving Club is located at the beach they currently patrol Scorching Bay located 5mins up the coast.
Beach Water Quality
The Overall Recreation Risk is a guide to give a general picture of water quality at a site. Updated annually, it is calculated from bacteria (enterococci) data collected over the last three years. The Overall Recreation Risk indicator is a precautionary approach to managing health risk and is not designed to represent health risk on a particular day. As such, a site can have an Overall Recreation Risk of ‘Caution’ but still be suitable for swimming some of the time.
Overall recreation risk
The long term risk status based on three years of data
- Between 1 and 5% risk of illness
Many councils also provide the results of their weekly monitoring. This lets people know what the most recent bacteria levels were. Remember, even sites with low risk can be unsuitable to swim at from time to time and we recommend that you avoid swimming for 48 hours after heavy rainfall.