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Sumner Beach (Cave Rock)

The Esplanade | Sumner Beach, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
+64 3-379 9629
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“lovely beach” (12 reviews)
“surf beach” (4 reviews)
“surf lessons” (2 reviews)
The Esplanade | Sumner Beach, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
+64 3-379 9629
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the P purple public bus from the city centre of Christchurch to the Sumner beach. The beach is full of surfers, people walking the dogs, the runners or just the ones who came to catch some fresh air and take some pics as...More

Thank hhessova
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely beach, kids played in the water and we strolled down to the ice cream shop (which was very popular!) the kids loved running around, in and on top of Cave rock. Great way to spend the afternoon

Thank Shayshay75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ALways love going to Sumner beach, and the cave is great to climb and go into. There are tide pools that have their own ecosystem which is fun to investigate. You can buy an ice cream over the road, if you want as well

Thank kiwiaz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cave Rock is super cool. Basically a giant rock on the beach that you can climb / walk through. Great views of the areas and fun photo ops.

Thank Tansy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it was great to walk along the pathways with cool breeze. lots of eating places..really good vibe. good place to relax...

Thank ashweeni l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach itself can be non-existant when the tide is high, so make sure you time it for low tide. Lots of great places to eat and drink nearby.

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Sumner's a great place to go to if you're on hols in Chch. It's on the direct bus route from the airport and once here there's heaps to do: walking the hills and beach, cinema, surf lessons, cafes and restaurants, great second hand shops, surf...More

Thank lesparrow
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Sumner beach is a must do in Christchurch. Amazing beach. Also a surf beach as well as the sunbathers. Lots of restaurants and bars.

Thank swedekiwi
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Now that all the earthquake repairs have been completed, this is a great place to explore inside and out. Great little rock pools for children and pets to explore. Best at low or outgoing tide.

Thank CatseyeNZ
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Sumner beach has something for every one. Even in the winter a walk along the beach with a backdrop of snowy mountains is good for the soul. Grab a coffee, the kids and the dog and relax. If you want to pick up the pace...More

Thank susiel254
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