Sumner Beach (Cave Rock), Christchurch

(4.2/5 based on 150+ 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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  • 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 a...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »