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Address: Beach Road, Christchurch 8009, New Zealand
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Afternoon walk

It's amazing how you forget what's in your back yard .I'm christchurch east born and breed .and the beach is still an amazing place to seek comfort with a good friend as the... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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98 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

To my mind, this is an extension of Brighton but from here to Spencer Park, one has to walk, or bike. Like many of the beaches (really the one long beach with stretches named after local surf life-saving clubs, the easterly breeze can be refreshing, even cold but also "bracing". Ch-ch is lucky to have such a long stretch of... More 

Thank CaptainCompass
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

It's amazing how you forget what's in your back yard .I'm christchurch east born and breed .and the beach is still an amazing place to seek comfort with a good friend as the water laps at your legs and the sun warns your soul . The beach was clean with just the normal sea things washed up .And the surf... More 

1 Thank teamtilbrook
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Funky Marys was a perfect place for us to stay...light & bright with comfy furnishings and happy quirky decorating...we loved our stay and appreciated the washing machine/dryer and the extras like fresh muffins...loaf of bread with lovely jam...plunger coffee!!! Everything you need and close to the beach!!

1 Thank HitHats
Christchurch, New Zealand
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Always popular with locals and tourists alike. Great beach. Clean and easy to get to. At its best in the morning. Do yourself a favour and call in at Beach cafe for a coffee before or a lovely brunch afterwards.

Thank Fenchurch40
Christchurch, New Zealand
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693 reviews
241 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Deserves its popularity. Nice sand and great swimming on a hot day. Good parking and lovely cafe handy. Excellent kids playground too.

1 Thank David T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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75 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Waimairi beach is my favourite beach in the Christchurch region. It's safe for swimming, as the waves are a good size. It is plenty spacious and never overcrowded. The car park isn't very big, but there is also plenty of street parking nearby. I recommend this beach!

Thank E_Arkley
Napa ca
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

The beach is really wide(at low tide) and is nice sand. There are sections that are for dogs which is nice if you have em. Other than unpredictable weather it's a great place for a walk or swim if you can brave the chilly water. Most mornings and evenings though you will see some sort of surfing entertainment.

Thank deadmanfx
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

I found this one best and fantastic beach in all three beaches I visited in christchurch. An awesome white sand and blue water combination beach.

Thank Mudassar S
Brunei Darussalam
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19 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

It is really great Amazing sandy beach. It is quite place and the water is blueish. romantic place. You will enjoy the place .

Thank Al-khattab A
Waimate, New Zealand
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84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Depending when you go and what your purpose is would largely sway your opinion of this location. I have nothing against it what-so-ever and on a calm Summer's day, if I'd just hopped off an aeroplane from Mogadishu it would be paradise. However, it had turned into a cool, blustery and greying day when we went for a ride there... More 

Thank Dwayne C

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