Sumner Beach (Cave Rock), Christchurch

4.3
#4 of 16 in Beaches in South Island
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. Put Sumner Beach (Cave Rock) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Christchurch vacation planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    While we were in Christchurch, our friends took us to Sumner for a morning walk. We had a lovely stroll by the beach and a well laid, even path that is good for walkers, joggers and cyclists alike. A ...  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    A lovely warm restaurant/cafe inside and beautiful outside as well. Lovely food - seafood chowder was awesome! Well priced and friendly staff.  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    Always lovely no matter what the weather is. Great for walking swimming and playing games on the beach.  more »

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