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Sumner Beach (Cave Rock)

The Esplanade | Sumner Beach, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
+64 3-379 9629
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  • Average8%
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The Esplanade | Sumner Beach, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
+64 3-379 9629
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great spot on a hot summers day. Whether it be a leisurely stroll or a surf. Has a nice beach and a great place to bring your dog..

Thank Ainslie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is very popular during the summer but it is also very beautiful thughout winter. A great place for a walk and has a cafe if you need a good coffee

Thank Shelley H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decent beach with good facilities. Cafe, toilets, changing rooms, parking. The rock and cave offer a bit more interest for adventureous kids. Well attended by the life guards.

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to spend your day with family and friends. Nice cafes and bars, chilling while overlooking e ocean 👌🏻 Take a walk and explore the iconic cave rock, picture worthy 👍🏻

Thank shishu l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The weather was cloudy but warm and the tide was in. Perhaps that was why it was so quiet. Nice walk on pathway by beach then on to cafe and paddling pool. Nice one

Thank Hartshay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bring your swim wear to dip in the sea or play in the small puddles by the rocks. Love the Cave Rock, you can climb to the top for nice view of the beach. There is toilet and water cooler nearby too.

1  Thank joyance
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have walked it often and it is popular with swimmers.There is a surf lifesaving club and many people swim. Out of the City about 20 min drive.

Thank Julia G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this beach. There isn't much out there in terms of shops and restaurants, but still well worth the visit. Just a short trip on the Purple line bus from the CBD.

Thank dljhk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it was cloudy when we went there, but the view was amazing, especially the cave rock right in front of us.

Thank Stefanie C
Reviewed 11 December 2017

There are a couple of nice but touristy restaurants near the cave and is very pretty. Parking is a little limited

Thank George C
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