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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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+64 3-379 9629
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Lovely walk beside the sea.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Linda D
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I was so excited to visit cave rock and find its now open after being closed for years after the earthquakes. I had wonderful memories of days spent climbing the rocks, going in the huge cave and looking in the rock pools. It's a MUST visit on a nice day

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Walked along the esplanade watching the waves crash onto the shore whilst tucking into a delicious ice cream. It was a lovely day with a little wind to take the heat off. A lovely place to spend an hour or so.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

About 30 minutes from Christchurch this beautiful beach is not to be missed. Did not seem to be very busy when we were there which made it all the more attractive. The sand is fine with not many stones, so great for children. We say wind surfers, board and kite surfers. Great ice cream shop about 10 feet from the... More 

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