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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  • This is a great place to go and take a stroll on the beach or sit and take in all the beauty that surrounds this place. I go here every time come back from Antarctica.  more »
  • It should be a nice beach when the sky is clear with bright sunshine, not the time when we visited this beach, a gloomy and cloudy sky day. Anyway, we tried to imagine on the ideal day when everything...  more »
  • Loved the beach, so peaceful having coffee and looking out at the beach A little bird even joined us and sneaked a piece of bread. beautiful sunny day and View of the hills just beautiful  more »
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  • Favourite place in Christchurch! Great beach for family and dogs included. Semi decent surf ad some great places for eats and drinks.
  • 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!
  • My home always good to be back there
  • A wonderful place to visit.
  • Nice beach not many options in Chch compared to Akl
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