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The Esplanade | Sumner Beach, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only a 20 min drive from Christchurch, free parking and good facilities such as restaurant, ice cream stall and tables to sit at. It's a beautiful beach with plenty of space to sunbathe and if you are more adventurous, you can try out surfing. Dogs...More

Thank JeLundgren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here after my husbands recent health issue and they catered so well for the access with wheel chair and a rug when sun went down

Thank petab127
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sumner is a lovely beach with a great area to walk along The Esplanade. There are nice views and a couple of restuarants/cafes you can stop at at either end. Also a nice wee ice cream shop. It is a clean area and there is...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Just go and relax, walk the dog, sit in a cafe or go Surfing. It’s all an option here. Easy parking, and shops nearby if you want.

Thank matthew l
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Beautiful beach, really clean and great for a long stroll. The rocks were great to explore and climb (even as a 25 year old on my own!), offering great views from the top. Good day out :)

Thank josiecolclough
Reviewed 6 September 2018

As part of a afternoon city tour we went to Sumner bay and the cave rock. After which we took tea at a local cafe. Nice day out.

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We all strolled along the beach, clear air, quiet and invigorating. Took lots of photos, great place to walk and think in the Winter.

Thank sgapes161
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Attentive staff, views over the beach and out to sea, hot coffee, delicious brunch menu and I'm a happy gal! Thanks BEACH for always being great - I've been coming to you for over a decade so that's lots of happiness!

Thank gunnfam
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a lovely beach with a charming village adjoining it. It's very civilised as NZ beaches go, complete with ice cream parlours and places to stop for tea and coffee.There are also lots of good restaurants nearby, some interesting craft shops, a movie theatre...More

Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Such a gem not far from Christchurch... and a perfect way to end Taylor's Mistake Walk. Calm, but quite visited as the town literally is on the edge of the water and a favourite spot on a weekend. I would go during the day on...More

Thank Roxane U
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