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Caroline Bay Beach

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Address: Hilton Highway, Timaru, New Zealand

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Protected beach and recreation

A nice place to park and walk over to the beach. There are restaurants close to here, plus s nice aviary to visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
JrMushroom
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to park and walk over to the beach. There are restaurants close to here, plus s nice aviary to visit.

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Thank JrMushroom
Timaru, New Zealand
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My home towns beach a great place to walk on a great sandy beach . However nowhere to get a Coffee and no dogs allowed ? Just lacks !

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Thank Topyid
Timaru, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THere is a park for little and big kids, public toilets that are clean at both ends of the beach, a paddling pool, the sea is shallow for a long way out so is a great beach for families. Lots of parking near the beach. Also a bird avery that you can walk through, basket ball, tennis and BIKE POLO... More 

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Thank kiwikerry2016
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Not much by way of facilities at the beach and the sand was compacted. Didn't find it particularly attractive.

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Thank Charlie L
Devon
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Caroline Bay is a must do when visiting Timaru. The beach is sandy with great parking and lots to see and do with the children.

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Thank heather43Devon
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic park. A very large open space with room to do what ever you want. Park has access to what must be one of the more scenic beaches around.

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Thank Mark S
Dunedin, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The beach is nice and flat with dunes, a playground, beach volley courts, boardwalk, running track with spots that have simple equipment and instructions for doing some circuit training. The Caroline Bay Aoraki Centre swimming/wellness centre is close by.

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Thank eevis77
Timaru, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great beach in summer, and from September on wards you can see the little blue Penguins at night with their chicks. There are wardens there to make sure no one hurts the Penguins and it's all free to go there.

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Thank Chris-in-Timaru
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Such a beautiful beach, great for a walk in the sun along the soft sand! I can imagine it would be sunning in the summer!

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Thank jackvandijck2015
Timaru, New Zealand
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117 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I love the beach especially in the off season when I can take my dog on the beach she just loves it down there. They have plenty of stuff for kids to do and enjoy. Only reason for not giving a 5 is that I can't take my dog there all year round

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Thank CharlotteLee88

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