Breaker Bay

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Breaker Bay
Breaker Bay is located in New Zealand
Breaker Bay
Breaker Bay
Breaker Bay is located in New Zealand Wellington
Breaker Bay
Breaker Bay
Coordinates: 41°19′48″S 174°49′56″E / 41.329877°S 174.832294°E / -41.329877; 174.832294Coordinates: 41°19′48″S 174°49′56″E / 41.329877°S 174.832294°E / -41.329877; 174.832294
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityWellington City
Electoral wardEastern Ward
Breaker Bay

Breaker Bay is a suburb on the south east coast of Wellington City in New Zealand, on the Miramar Peninsula.[1] The suburb contains a 600 m wide bay of the same name,[2] and is part of the western shore of the Wellington Harbour entrance. The Eastern Walkway runs along the top of the Bay and has views of the area.

It is mostly well known for being a clothing optional beach, which is shared by naturists and clothed people alike.[3] New Zealand has no official nude beaches, as public nudity is legal on any beach where it is "known to occur".[4] Families tend to congregate at the end nearest to the road and pass the hole in the rock (to the middle of the beach).

Breaker Bay is served by a commuter bus (No 30) running on weekdays to the city in the mornings and to the beach in the afternoons.



  1. ^ "Overview of All Suburbs" (PDF). Wellington City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 May 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Search Result: Breaker Bay". NZGB Gazetteer. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Free Beaches - Wellington Region". Free Beaches NZ Inc. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  4. ^ Ceramalus v Police, AP No 76/91 (High Court of New Zealand 5 July 1991).