Sumner Beach (Cave Rock), Christchurch
(4/5 based on 120+ 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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  • Stayed with a friend so viewed the damage to the area and homes from several viewpoints. Went for a walk to see the changes close up. Great to see that life goes on and new and repaired buildings much...  more »
  • We went out to see how the communities along the Beach are recovering from the quake. The rock and houses that collapsed have almost all been removed. The containers that protect the road from falling...  more »
  • The drive around the road is scary due to the earthquake damage to the rocks. It was such a beautiful day, and saw some interesting bird life. Lovely walking along the beach but no climbing on the roc...  more »