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Corsair Bay

Governor's Bay Road | Lyttelton, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
+64 3-328 9093
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Lyttleton

Around from Lyttleton, and a good swimming beach, the water is cold, and gradually gets deeper... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
happysheepChina
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Picturesque harbour

Littleton harbor is beautiful corsair bay is protected from all winds except a southerly has lots... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Adrianhamill
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Governor's Bay Road | Lyttelton, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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+64 3-328 9093
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Around from Lyttleton, and a good swimming beach, the water is cold, and gradually gets deeper, bring a wetsuit

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Littleton harbor is beautiful corsair bay is protected from all winds except a southerly has lots of swimmers. Cold in the winter, looses sun early. Regularly has Hector dolphins if you he'd out a little further in kayak.

Thank Adrianhamill
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I go here all the time as it's a great swimming spot - gets pretty crowded in summer though. New food truck in car park too for ice creams and drinks etc. But please take your rubbish away with you!

Thank HellieNZ
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Corsair Bay is a wee gem, especially in week days, when only a few locals are there. Lovely beach surrounded by beautiful trees and scenery. It was my haven when I lived over that way. In the weekend it can be crowded but it is...More

Thank nevslife
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

No. 1 beach in Christchurch area if you want to swim, as you can swim out to a pontoon in the small bay, or further out if you are keen. Warmer than the open ocean. Check high tide times by Googling Lyttelton high tide (best...More

1  Thank JennyRaeNZ
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Just a wee jewel of a bay for a swim. Water doesn't get too deep too quickly, it's warm, and even though it's popular, it doesn't get too crowded. Bit of a downhill hike to get down to it, but the path is good. Seating...More

Thank lynet2017
Reviewed 24 January 2017

It was sweet little beach. small beach, with great walking track. good for family picnic. And the drive from chch to the beach (through lyttleton) is also beautiful

Thank Tajveer Singh N
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This quiet, quite hidden bay is very steep to get to but is popular with locals as it is not a tourist spot, and once a year hosts a great pirate rumbustifiction. Great fun - natural magic.

Thank CaptainCompass
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We drove from CCH to Lyttelton and corsair bay it was scary and exciting drive. Me and my husband had a short walk beside the Governors bay. Had coffee and veges shopping in farmers market.

Thank Uniceshellamae M
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Had a few hours here. Not very busy apart from a school group doing their thing in th shallow waters. Good sandy beach for young ones with shells and crabs. Good grassy area yo chill out on. No attractions or even an ice cream van...More

Thank Hartshay
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Anton A
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Response from nevslife | Reviewed this property |
The Council closes gates after 8.30 pm, so no worries. Just check times as enter the parking area first.
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