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Caroline Bay Beach

Address: Hilton Highway, Timaru, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Timaru
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This was my first time in Timaru and all I could think was what a cool city it was. The town is really well-kept and Caroline Bay Beach is such a great place for the locals (and tourists!) to spend time!! It's so close to town, easy to walk around on the boardwalks, great for swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, etc. Really... More 

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Felixstowe
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Lovely beach to walk, even though it isn't particulatly long There are lots of activities for the kids and very safe with no traffic allowed. Worth a visit

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I loved the lay out. Gardens, little activities and statues etc. Great water feature and lift down to the ground level. Mini train and golf. Ice cream site. Close to the beach and board walk. Can see why this is a hit in the Summer.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Clean, long, sandy beach. Loads of parking with marked and offroad places, not too much shade, pathed areas, pretty much what you want from the beach.

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Lots of sand. Lots of room to walk. Lots of space for children to play. Not a heavy waves beach or a rocky one. O for more available time! One of the best beaches in a country with nice beaches.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is a great, safe beach for toddlers. Fantastic sand makes good solid sand castles! Playground is also great. Lots of equipment suitable for young ones, plus a lovely big paddling pool.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The bay as it is called by locals has many free attractions for young families and of course the twice daily concerts in the Sound Shell. Then there is the beach and shopping or day tripping to heaps of nearby rivers and attractions. Generations of Kiwu famikies have grwat memoris of famuly fun

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Timaru, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

So much to do here! Clean safe beach. We visited at dusk and watched the penguins come in- great view and we were standing on the beach about 2 metres away from them. Have visited during the day, and there is so much to do. Visit the rose garden, playgrounds and paddling pool & all for free!

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Ironbridge Gorge, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
13 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had a lovely walk here, its clean and safe and well maintained. Lovely views and somewhere to sit and have an ice cream. Walk able from the town through some beautiful rose gardens.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Safe and accessible with a great walkway and maturing dunes. Enjoy sand castles and bathing by day and the blue penguins by night.

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