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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  • 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 »
  • Perhaps Christchurch's greatest beach experience, very pleasant for a stroll, relxing eateries and fun loction to take young family  more »
  • I came here by accident on my way to Taylor's Mistake, but I thought this was a really cool area. The town is cute and the esplanade is really pretty. It makes for a great spot to take a walk on the b...  more »