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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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“lovely beach” (12 reviews)
“surf beach” (4 reviews)
“surf lessons” (2 reviews)
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The Esplanade | Sumner Beach, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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+64 3-379 9629
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"lovely beach"
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"surf beach"
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"surf lessons"
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"great village"
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"purple line"
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"great waves"
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"beautiful coastline"
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"safe beach"
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"low tide"
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"great place to explore"
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"nice cafes"
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"boutique shops"
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"clock tower"
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"sunny day"
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"paddling pool"
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"beautiful area"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A walking tour around Sumner Beach is very pleasant near Cave Rock although is windy day. The gulls are ready to play with you and a peace of bread is well received...

Thank Daniel D
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is 50 km from our house, but is definitely on our list of regular walks. Easy access, wide paths by the sea, suitable for all ages, bikes kiddies. There are several Cafes, restaurants, bars nearby. Take a stroll, buy a coffee, or an ice...More

Thank Gerald K
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Seems to be a very popular beach where you can walk through a cave at low tide. Lots of dogs though. Nice shops and food and coffee close by.

Thank Janet H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice drive of about 30+ minutes from the city, pass many areas where earthquake damage still visible.Nice beach area, lovely Esplanade walk of about 2+ kilometres,very pleasant. Sumner has many cafes,coffee shops and just a relaxed feel to it

Thank Euan R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For sure it is lovely but there is no refuge from all the dogs, it is somewhat irritating having to avoid the feces on the beach and upsetting watching the young children playing at risk. Some owners pick up. They could easily ban dogs from...More

Thank Howard L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this beach on a cold and windy day (poor choice on my part), however, the beach itself is really cool and it was so interesting seeing the neighborhoods and stores on the side of the mountain surrounding the beach. The cave itself is...More

Thank ymyshkov
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rock cave is pretty cool and is just off the esplanade so you don't have to go far to walk through it. Nearby, are many large rocks ont he beach. When the tide goes out the areas areound the large rocks become awesome little...More

Thank on2it2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sumner is one of New Zealand's iconic beaches in Christchurch for strolls, swimming or walks. That still stands but it has deteriorated in my view due to influx of dogs running around unleashed and dog poop. The beach is not manned by any council representatives...More

Thank HAMCER
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this beach twice with friends. If you want to enjoy it 100% I would recommend going in summer when the sun is out. Otherwise it is still nice to walk around the beach and climb the rock. They also host farmers' markets on some...More

Thank VeraEngeland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty Beach, at low tide you can walk through the cave. Flat sandy beach for walking along. Kids having fun in the cave.

Thank dianeaI7158PK
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