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New Brighton Beach

Marine Parade, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 21 184 3309
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nice beach” (7 reviews)
“long pier” (6 reviews)
“easterly wind” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Marine Parade, Christchurch, New Zealand
CONTACT
+64 21 184 3309
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"nice beach"
in 7 reviews
"long pier"
in 6 reviews
"easterly wind"
in 5 reviews
"clean sand"
in 3 reviews
"beach stretches"
in 2 reviews
"flying kites"
in 2 reviews
"public library"
in 2 reviews
"crab pot"
in 3 reviews
"warm jacket"
in 2 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 3 reviews
"sunny day"
in 5 reviews
"earthquake damage"
in 3 reviews
"new zealand"
in 5 reviews
"waves"
in 10 reviews
"swimmers"
in 4 reviews
"surfing"
in 7 reviews
"westerly"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a really lovely beach - in fact, so much nicer than the "original" Brighton beach which is pebbles and shingle. Here, the sand is golden, soft and clean. Well worth a visit.

Thank Lynda W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only worth visiting if you have time on your hands. A long stretch of relatively straight beach, with a plain, concrete pier under repair. Walk what you can of the pier, and watch many folk fishing or looking at their devices. At the land-end of...More

Thank chiangmaicharlies
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing retro town by an awesome beach in Christchurch! The new Pier is the most modern I have seen in all my travels around the world. The Beachside Town Library by the new pier is just amazing as you read books and gaze out...More

Thank frankr0b
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our walk along the pier, watching the people fish off the pier, enjoyed to splash in the freezing cold water, and then the play in the heated waterpark. A fun family outing.

Thank linnyc1981
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Great beach where you can go for a long walk. Right by the pier is a children's playground, library and places to eat. There can be a lot of rips at this beach so be careful if swimming and in summer it's partrolled.

Thank owlesey
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Can't leave Christchurch without seeing the beach. Even though it was raining, the beach was very pretty. We found ourselves at Salt on the Pier for lunch. Would have loved to see the beach in the sunshine. Maybe we should have traveled in February.

Thank dsazimm
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Unless we missed something amazing I'd ask, why bother going here? It's a long boring stretch of relatively straight coast, with decent sand, but with plenty of very ordinary houses and at the centre there's a very ordinary boring concrete pier with nothing on it,...More

Thank RichPWade
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Worth a visit and a walk here with the added bonus of the pier. You can walk for miles, lots of gaps in the funds to go in and out.

Thank freddielola
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Close to shops, kids play area, walk along pier or just watch others. Plenty of surfers-in-training. Usually plenty of people around and active surf patrol. Often come here with hot chips and relax in the sand

Thank Umbralady
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

This beach is a great place for a picnic or fishing from the fast renewing pier (about half still to go). Good kids playgrounds right on the front. Plenty of takeaways several streets back.

Thank Robin G
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