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 (Cave Rock) Reviews

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  • 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 »
  • Large roomy beach with lots of debris on the shoreline tree branches etc. watch out for broken shells when walking with kids. Cave at the end is interesting. Did not like the amount of debris on the.....  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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