Christchurch is blessed with a stunning coastline of endless majestic beaches to hangout at this summer. So, we’ve narrowed down our favourite five beaches that are just as beautiful as a tropical destination abroad.
1. Sumner Beach
This beach is populated with tourists during the summer season. From surfing to watersports and cricket…it’s the perfect place to enjoy a beach day. Expect spectacular sea views providing extraordinary sunsets that are truly satisfying. Plus, there’s plenty of eateries nearby if you get hungry.
2. Corsair Bay
Located a few minutes’ drive from Lyttelton, this hidden gem would give Thailand a run for its money on a hot summer day. Chillout on the grass or sand while watching the boats, swim the turquoise waters to the pontoon, or hike around the bush, and more. Indeed, it’s the perfect summer beach adventure near Christchurch.
3. New Brighton Beach
This beautiful family-friendly beach just so happens to be one of the best places for a summer picnic in Christchurch. The stunning pier, which is the longest pier in Australasia, makes the beach extremely attractive to photographers. If you love an instagrammable beach selfie, then this is the place to capture one.
4. Taylors Mistake
Only nine minutes’ drive from Sumner Beach, this stunning beach is surfers’ paradise. Sports enthusiasts love hanging out at this beach because there’s a variety of wonderful activities, from paragliding, hiking trails, biking and more. Equally, you’re certain to spot some wildlife. Interestingly, Taylors Mistake and Sumner both offer memorable date experiences in Christchurch.
5. Waikuku Beach
Another one of the best beaches in Christchurch to chill at this summer. Boasting a vibrant atmosphere, lounge on the sandy beach while reading a book, splash in the sea, or take part in activities like kitesurfing, fishing, to name a few. With plenty of delightful eateries nearby, and other fun attractions like tennis and golf…you won’t get bored. Perfect for a group of friends or a family day out.