Sumner Beach (Cave Rock), Christchurch

4.3
#2 of 7 in Beaches in Canterbury Region
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. Using our world travel planner, Christchurch attractions like Sumner Beach (Cave Rock) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Visited here while doing a tour of Christchurch and was really impressed with how clean the beach was and really liked the ambience here and the people were really friendly. Great real fruit ice cream...  more »
  • Difficult to find a parking spot but plenty of eateries. A nice beach and plenty of surfers. A nice afternoon out.  more »
  • lovely walk around the promenade watching the locals learn to surf, very pretty setting with great cafe and restaurants in the village,  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful beach, with a large open cave that is popular with locals and tourists, that can be walked through and walked over for some great views. There is a restaurant placed just on the edge of the beach as well that serves some amazing food, while giving front row views of the beach. Overall, an amazing little beach town that is a must visit especially in the hot summer months!
  • Nice beach not many options in Chch compared to Akl
  • Nice little beach. Definitely prettier than Brighton.
  • Great options of cafe
  • There was an awfull lot of dogs on the beach even tho the signs say no dogs allowed in certain months

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