Sumner Beach (Cave Rock)

Sumner Beach (Cave Rock), Christchurch: Address, Phone Number, Sumner Beach (Cave Rock) Reviews: 4.5/5

Sumner Beach (Cave Rock)
4.5
Beaches • Geologic Formations
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
ENJOY THE SCENERY.
Feb 2020
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 Zealand67 contributions
Fun day out
Sep 2020
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
Wonderful Saturday by the sea in Christchurch
Mar 2020 • 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, Australia66 contributions
relaxed
Mar 2020
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
Up market area of Christchurch, but very nice and worth a visit.
Feb 2020
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
Fabulous hidden spot
Feb 2020
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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HonoluluDiverDan
Honolulu, HI70 contributions
Nice Visit to the Beach
Feb 2020
We had a pleasant visit to Summer Beach which had a very wide and sandy beach. Didn't swim but many folks were in the water. Lots of boutique shops to visit a good sites for a pint or wine.
Written 17 February 2020
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jobst56
Hamburg, Germany1,707 contributions
great day (or half day) trip from Christchurch
Jan 2020
Even though Sumner is part of Christchurch, we cycled there the wind in our face. Great cycle path.
Once you're there, there's lots of shops, bakeries and cafes, and a library/community centre.
I suggest to go on a weekday.
The sand was so hot, you quickly want to jump into the water.
There's lifeguards.
Written 3 February 2020
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Roger M
19 contributions
Nice Area to Chill Out
Jan 2020
Although we didn't find much to do there unless you wanted to swim or go to a cafe or get an ice cream,it is still a nice area to spend some time.
Written 26 January 2020
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JanS1750
Northampton, UK138 contributions
Sumner
Jan 2020 • Family
Such a delightful place- definitely one of my ‘go to’ places when visiting CHCH. How lovely to see what an exciting children’s play area has been developed in the last two years. What a beautiful beach - I could spend hours here.
Written 13 January 2020
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