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Address: Hilton Highway, Timaru, New Zealand

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Family Friendly Beach

You can swim in Caroline Bay, which is a very safe beach, or walk the board walk. Plenty of family friendly activities for little or no cost. There are playgrounds, paddling... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
HeatherAllan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You can swim in Caroline Bay, which is a very safe beach, or walk the board walk. Plenty of family friendly activities for little or no cost. There are playgrounds, paddling pools,B B Q's and in the summer holidays, free concerts twice a day. What a great place to take a family,

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We are from Australia so very spoiled for great beaches. Caroline Bay beach is ok or probably very good for a South Island NZ beach, but it did not do much for us and the cold windy weather made it all the more unappealing.

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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206 reviews 206 reviews
93 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

All the reviews and books said this was a great place to be, we thought it very scruffy and not worthy of the title as one of the best beaches in nz, sorry!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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4 reviews 4 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
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21 helpful votes 21 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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