Sumner Beach (Cave Rock), Christchurch

4.4
#2 of 7 in Beaches in Canterbury Region
Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Beach
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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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....  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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