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Address: Governor's Bay Road | Lyttelton, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-328 9093

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Perfect sumner afterwork place

We used to hangout on the beach until night, swimming, waterline (slackline), painting, yoga etc.... The food truck there made on of the best fries squid of Christchurch, better... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 August 2016
Sandrine R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We used to hangout on the beach until night, swimming, waterline (slackline), painting, yoga etc.... The food truck there made on of the best fries squid of Christchurch, better than most of the local Fish&chips.

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Thank Sandrine R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Great Bay for swimming and getting away from the city for a bit, follow the meandering road around from Lyttelton, enjoy the drive and the scenary

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Corsair bay is a beautiful sheltered place to swim and take the whole family, and or friends. You can walk around the bays as well to the neighboring bays.

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Thank Leah M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Wow. Take the road back over the Port Hills to Christchurch - it is well worth the views and the bonus being able to gaze back over the Canterbury Plains all the way to the Southern Alps.

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Thank andybags
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Corsair Bay will always be my pick if we are to go to a beach. It's a beautiful pocket beach behind the Port Hills. There is a raft you can swim to and there is a grass area where you can have a picnic and enjoy the sun. The beach is shelly and quite small. There is a small playground... More 

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I was taken to Corsair Bay as a child and have fond memories. These days it's better than ever. So close to the city, with decent parking and good toilet/changing facilities you will have a nice beach experience on a hot day. There's even a pirate ship playground that's popular with kids. It's small and compact - rather English in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

This is where you will find the locals. A wonderful location to chill out and relax without all of the people.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Once daylight saving ends, Christchurch locals start to think of indoor activities, but surprisingly, on the first day of "standard time", a warm, almost summery day, had dozens of people out on the beaches. Both Cass & Corsair Bay are ideal for families & dogs. The walking track between the two beaches is a pleasant way to spend a morning.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Small beach but really nice. 2 car parks, playground, few picnic areas, a platoon, clean and good beach to go with ur kids.... Just lay down ur blanket and have a picnic. Water is nice and clear, no seaweed. And few places to jump off from...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

I live in Christchurch. Don't go to Corsair Bay very often but wish I did. Had a lovely evening with friends and my overseas students and the dog. Brought rush and chips in Lyttleton and took them to the bay for tea and then played in the water with the dog. Lovely place for a swim, picnic or just a... More 

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