Beaches in Christchurch

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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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  • C M
    Auckland Central, New Zealand724 contributions
    New Brighton is really just a short drive from the Christchurch CBD but it does feel a world away with its seaside resort feel. There is a nice enough beach, good pier and a cafe, with a few shops and supermarket just around the corner. It does feel like another era, in a good way. A nice way to spend some relaxing time in Christchurch.

    There is a good playground nearby too.

    Well worth a visit.
    Written 24 January 2021
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  • Naina-Damani
    London, UK1,032 contributions
    Corsair Bay is a small Bay and mostly Shelly beach area suitable for a quiet sheltered swimming for young family.
    Written 12 December 2020
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  • teamtilbrook
    Christchurch34 contributions
    It's amazing how you forget what's in your back yard .I'm christchurch east born and breed .and the beach is still an amazing place to seek comfort with a good friend as the water laps at your legs and the sun warns your soul . The beach was clean with just the normal sea things washed up .And the surf club on duty .so go enjoy what's on your back yard at the beach
    Written 17 January 2017
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  • JodieSLindsay
    New Zealand16 contributions
    I have been to this beach a few times since coming to NZ. It is such a beautiful long beach.
    I would advise to go on a day that is not so windy, as it is very open and can get pretty strong.

    Good for long walks, lots of drift wood to sit on. Dog friendly.
    Written 9 October 2018
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