Sumner Beach (Cave Rock), Christchurch

4.4
#2 of 7 in Beaches in Canterbury Region
A seemingly endless stretch of white sand merges with the clear sea at Sumner Beach (Cave Rock)--a favorite getaway among locals. Have a picnic, or bring a book and some coffee, and unwind in the peaceful surroundings interrupted only by the sound of the waves. Swim in the warm waters, or bring your surfboard to take advantage of the tide. Lots of nearby cafes and small restaurants add convenience and atmosphere, as do the four-legged guests on this dog-friendly beach. Using our world travel planner, Christchurch attractions like Sumner Beach (Cave Rock) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Sumner Beach is a fine sandy stroll with a tree-lined esplanade and good views towards Taylor's Mistake and across the river mouth to New Brighton. Castle Rock is an interesting large lump with a natu...  more »
  • Summer beach is a great place for a walk down the beach itself or on the promenade. Usually surfers enjoying the waves. Good for swimming in summer but always swim between the flags for safety. Great ...  more »
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  • Go there every summer multiple times! Always less windy than new Brighton. Love the boulders and rocks that provide shade and small warm puddles for kids to play in!
  • Fantastic place to take the family. Huge playground and water playground then a dip in the sea. All for free, even has free sunblock stations. Good amenities as well. Highly recommend
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