Sumner Beach (Cave Rock), Christchurch

4.5
#2 of 6 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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  • Sumner is a very attractive beach suburb not far out of Christchurch. A very pleasant place for breakfast or a coffee on a Sunday morning.  more »
  • After 2 days in very hot Singapore,what pleasure to breath cool,clean sea air. A smashing little beach resort. Aftewards drive to Taylor's mistake,what views from the road over the hill  more »
  • Great white sand beach, fun caves to explore (at low tide) and hill to climb and an easy stroll down to Scarborough park. Lots of cute shops and coffee places in Sumner, clean bathrooms close too.  more »
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  • A wonderful beach side in Christchurch. Journey to the beach is very scenic. There are plenty of rocks on the sea to take some crazy pics.
  • Great beach with great view.
  • Wonderful experience, beautiful beach!
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