Sumner Beach (Cave Rock), Christchurch

(4.1/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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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  • There are large rocks near the beach, can get into its interior. You will enjoy Petite exploring mood so wide, and. There were people climbing on the rocks. Also, which are fitted with a trail by the sea, so you can walk overlooking the sea.
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  • 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 stone...  more »
  • Excellent beach for swimming or surfing. Very clean sandy beach with easy access from the long promenade.