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Sumner Beach (Cave Rock)

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Address: The Esplanade | Sumner Beach, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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Great beach

We had 12 lovely days here back in January 2016, since then the area has had more problems with earthquakes which is really so sad.

Reviewed 1 week ago
clarkebarkes1945
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Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had 12 lovely days here back in January 2016, since then the area has had more problems with earthquakes which is really so sad.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to go on a sunny day, beach, prom, boutique shops, great choice of icecream vendors, restaurants, cafes and a cinema!

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Thank lizarossie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy the beach in the morning for a jog, or an early surf. In the afternoon for some sunbathing or in the evening for a meal and a beer. It's always amazing, very clean and offers some nice scenery at sunrise.

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We walk along the beach most days, there is always something interesting to see, today the waves were good and there must have been 100 surfers! There is a paved promenade which is great for scooting or cycling.There is a cafe at the end, and a playground for the children.

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Apple Valley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Last day in New Zealand before we head back to cold midwest USA. What should we do. Let's go to the beach one last time. Very easy to reach via car from Christchurch. Extremely long beach with a cool outcropping of rocks. One has a huge walk through cave! How fun is that!! We saw people clamming and we asked... More 

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Thank CalGal63
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Perhaps Christchurch's greatest beach experience, very pleasant for a stroll, relxing eateries and fun loction to take young family

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I came here by accident on my way to Taylor's Mistake, but I thought this was a really cool area. The town is cute and the esplanade is really pretty. It makes for a great spot to take a walk on the beach. I was glad I stopped here for a while, and wish I had more time to explore.

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Always used to be lovely food served here, but very disappointed this time . Choice of 3 pizza only , +choice of 3 or 4 side dishes . We had two of the pizza which were very nice . Just not enough choice of food . Tea served in a quirky tea pot but it leaked and served about 20... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Sumner Beach is a favourite with locals and tourists alike. It is a long stretch of beach, with calm water and moderate waves and warm and safe for a swim. Great esplanade for romantic walks at night and nice cafes and restaurants to satisfy all budgets and tastes. Bus straight from central Christchurch and a scenic drive to the sandy... More 

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sthlm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I was there in February to surf. It was only 17 Celsius in the water but that was not a problem with a wetsuit. The waves were rough and great for surfing and I am going back as soon as possible. You can rent a surfboard by the beach.

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