Caroline Bay Beach

Caroline Bay Beach, Timaru: Hours, Address, Caroline Bay Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Caroline Bay Beach
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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4.5
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138
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Kathy O
Dunedin, New Zealand41 contributions
Walking
Mar 2021 • Solo
Great place for a family. The boardwalk great for anyone on wheels. I walk this often. But see elder person's on ride ons, Mums with prams or little one on trikes with trainer wheels
Written 19 March 2021
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Kent and Georgina
9 contributions
breath of Fresh Air in the Town
Feb 2021
A wonderful, safe open space with lots of activities open to you. A casual stroll, run or jog, look at the aviaries, well maintained gardens, paddle in pool for wee ones, skate, train on open days, boardwalk or on the sand. Appreciate historic photos of our forebears on the buildings, walk up to cafes via connecting stairs and lift option. Lots of parking for cars, buses and campers.
Written 7 February 2021
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Don Kendall
2 contributions
just amazing especially at carnival time
Dec 2020
just loved it all can't wait until next year, fire works display was absolutely amazing. the entertainment and bands were fantastic.
Written 2 January 2021
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Tina T
Maramarua, New Zealand247 contributions
Gorgeous beach
Dec 2020 • Family
Enjoyed the boardwalk and gorgeous beach. Lots of driftwood and the sand is so soft. The kids loved the beach.
Written 29 December 2020
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Eudyptula
2 contributions
Little Blue Penguins or Korora
Nov 2020
Little Blue Penguins or Korora
There are currently several breeding pairs of Little Penguins at Caroline Bay where they nest among the rocks. The only place to see them is from the footpath on Marine Parade where the street and port lights make a great place for viewing.
Best time is just after dark when the parents come back from their day out fishing and the young ones come out of their nests to wait for them to arrive. As a volunteer keeping an eye on them when they come in and also to talk to the visitors I see them every week but still absolutely adore them! Come and have a look, it's free!
Written 25 November 2020
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Perry B
Hong Kong, China2,287 contributions
Great over summer!
Jan 2020
The Caroline Bay beach was at its best last summer and the swimming was fine. parking was very easy as the parking areas were spacious and well designed. The whole aspect of the coastal environment and surrounds was superb.
Written 28 October 2020
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WilsonFamilyNz
Pleasant Point, New Zealand530 contributions
Beautiful boardwalk
Sep 2020 • Family
Amazing jewel in the crown for Timaru. Fantastic access to the beach, skate park for the kids. Bird Aviary. Excellent parking
Written 27 September 2020
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Eudyptula
2 contributions
Little Blue Penguins
Mar 2020
12/03/20202 As one of the volunteers looking after the Little Penguins at Caroline Bay I would like to let everyone know that the breeding season is well and truly over. There are now only occasional sightings of penguins from Marine Parade, which is the very best place to see any if you are so lucky. The breeding season starts again some time in August, when I will report back.
Written 10 March 2020
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WayneAP
City of Greater Geelong, Australia3,578 contributions
Swim beach
Mar 2020 • Couples
Park for free and a short stroll along the boardwalk and your on the beach, as with a lot of coastlines we have visited you will find a lot of driftwood spread along the sand. Caroline Bay Beach was one of the better ones and good for people to sit and relax.
Written 9 March 2020
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Peter M
London, UK1,438 contributions
So relaxing
Mar 2020 • Solo
Walking around the Park, with the view over the beach and out to see is superb..
I spent an hour here reading and relaxing...
Even came back in the W OMG to sit and enjoy this space..
Written 1 March 2020
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