Sumner Beach (Cave Rock)

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SD2606
Christchurch, New Zealand1,753 contributions
Family
Sumner Beach
Probably the nicest beach in Christchurch.
 
Just not great if there is an Easterly wind as then really cold.
 
The beach itself is quite long and wide at low tide. The sand is nice and quite often really clean.

It is a bit of a surf beach at time and operates Surf Life Saving flags in the season as can be quite rough.

There is a lovely esplanade footpath for people to enjoy the seaside stroll on. 

Sumner beach has a restaurant right over the sand, an ice cream shop and café close by to enjoy.
 
Lots of parking street side, but it does fill up on sunny warm days.
 
Worth the trip for some sea breeze and pretty ocean views.
Written 26 May 2022
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Sam
9 contributions
Public transport from CBD is available. Many restaurants and Ice cream parlors make the place more interesting.
Written 20 January 2022
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2dollarguitar
5 contributions
Solo
OK but too much sand. Birds very angry..Very cold... I recommend they turn the temperature up to enhance visitor experience.
Written 9 September 2021
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Murry_Cave
Greymouth123 contributions
Always good to visit sumner. Nice and warm good to see lots of people enjoying the sun and surf. Good ambience in the cafe
Written 18 August 2021
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
Sumner Beach is a coastal seaside suburb of Christchurch which is hidden by Port Hills but it has some quirky seaside architecture.
Written 11 December 2020
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Juliea1928
Tauranga, New Zealand75 contributions
Easy to get to by bus or car the beach is just lovely and takes you back in time. There is a lovely big rock you can walk through on low tide which is amazing. Quant shops nearby and a fun place to visit
Written 2 October 2020
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a19street
Worcester, UK32 contributions
Couples
After speaking to some local folk in Christchurch City Centre, we asked “If you had a day off tomorrow (Saturday) what would you do and where would you go?
Three out of three said Sumner Beach to see the Rock Cave and have a pint in Beach. A pub on the beach.
They were right. A twenty minute bus ride on the Purple line metro bus - all day metro ticket - as many trips as you can fit in is $10NZ. (£5) The esplanade goes on forever and we had a lovely walk. Flat, hazard free and clean. Bus stops are plenty and clearly marked. We teamed it with Lyttelton farmers market. Great day out for very little cost if you are on a budget.
Highly recommend
Written 14 March 2020
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Sharlsandco
Melbourne, Australia124 contributions
Large roomy beach with lots of debris on the shoreline tree branches etc. watch out for broken shells when walking with kids. Cave at the end is interesting. Did not like the amount of debris on the beach, especially not being able to see the debris in the water. Relaxing way to spend time, and there is huge amounts of room for kids to play. Beach seems safe, no rips, not sure if they have lifeguards during peak times. Parking and roads would be a problem during peak times.
Written 5 March 2020
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Leonard D
Lymm, United Kingdom48 contributions
Nice sandy beach with a strange rock cave. Good number of bars and cafes for visitors and locals alike. Definitely worth an hour of your time.
Written 2 March 2020
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Jane Henderson
Melbourne, Australia69 contributions
It was only that a friend had said to meet there for lunch that I would not ever know Sumner Beach existed. So beautifully serene and so happy to have found this treasure of a place.
Written 24 February 2020
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