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Generations of Cantabrians (locals) have promenaded down the Esplanade, which overlooks this idyllic stretch of ocean, ... More
Generations of Cantabrians (locals) have promenaded down the Esplanade, which overlooks this idyllic stretch of ocean, renowned for safe swimming and good surfing. Dominating this patrolled beach is Cave Rock, a protrusion of volcanic stone through which the sea has eroded a large cavern. You can walk right through the cave at low tide to an assortment of limpet-encrusted rock pools, each one a tiny, self-contained ecosystem. Beware of deep holes scoured around some rocks. Toilets and changing sheds are available. There are also plenty of cafes and stores on The Esplanade and in nearby Sumner village.
This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. It is just a short trip out from the city of Christchurch, and well worth the ride. There are lots of great walks surrounding the beach and nearby cliffs. It is defiantly a great place to visit.
Sumner, Akaroa, Christchurch!!! Places you can't miss when you're visiting N.Z.
I still can remember how lovely it was just to stroll along the beach at Sumner.
With the sand under my feet, with the sound of mighty waves from the Pacific. Lovely memories...
I,m from Holland Amsterdam and for the very first time I went to NZ, for a holliday and to meet some familly. I like the beach , the people and the restaurant on the beach, I fell in love with Sumner and I know I will return over and over and....etc.
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I love this beach because I used to walk all the way from Redcliffs to there with my friends just to have some fun. It's a very beautiful small kind of town with a small theatre we used to go to. In summer time, espescially in the longest daylight saving time, it's really great to see the sunset at 10.00 pm.What a place to remember. I wish the place will always looks natural. Since there were a lot of artist living in here, it should've have it's own style, shape and colour.
Sumner beach is a beautiful beach, safe for children, perfect spot for a day in the sun. The beach runs from Shag Rock right through the the base of Scarborough Hill and the boatramp. Apart from the beach there are some really interesting shops, restaurants and cafes. The best cafe is Deli Licious situated opposite the Picture Theatre on the main street. Their coffee is the best in Sumner, the atmosphere is very friendly and relaxing an the food is to die for, especially the muffins and lasagne. It's run by a local family with Holly taking the lead in managing the cafe and they know lots about the area and what's on. Highly recommend that if you make it to Sumner, you try Deli Licious Cafe, you won't be disappointed.
I always try to get to Sumner beach at least once each visit to NZ.
I introduced my mother to the place, and she always wants to go for a walk on the beach every time she visits. Of course the ice cream stand helps. ;-)
Restaurant right on the beach is great, even if you get mobbed by the seagulls.
We stayed at a Beautiful B&B right on the beach opposite Cave Rock. The views from the breakfast area were spectacular. The great thing about Sumner is that you can walk everywhere, to restaurants, movie theatre and losts of bars and coffee shops. Beach is lovely, not huge waves and great for kids. We also walked over to Taylors Mistake a beach over a hill and walked along the clifftops, the weather was nice and warm, if you go to Christchurch Sumner beach is a must - beats staying in the city
We stayed at a B&B right on the beachfront in Sumner. This was our first trip to New Zealand and we happened to drive past. What a glorious spot. Our room overlooked the beach was beautifully decorated and spacious with its own bathroom, the views when having breakfast were outstanding. We would recommend this B&B to anyone, why on earth anyone would want to stay in ChCh city beats me. We were amazed by the variety of restaurants in such a small place. Great food, lovely beach walks and watering holes. Lovely place.
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