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Lovely little beach

I go here all the time as it's a great swimming spot - gets pretty crowded in summer though. New... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
Nice spot every day.

Corsair Bay is a wee gem, especially in week days, when only a few locals are there. Lovely beach... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Governor's Bay Road | Near Lyttelton, Christchurch 8082, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

I go here all the time as it's a great swimming spot - gets pretty crowded in summer though. New food truck in car park too for ice creams and drinks etc. But please take your rubbish away with you!

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank HellieNZ
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Corsair Bay is a wee gem, especially in week days, when only a few locals are there. Lovely beach surrounded by beautiful trees and scenery. It was my haven when I lived over that way. In the weekend it can be crowded but it is...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank nevslife
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

No. 1 beach in Christchurch area if you want to swim, as you can swim out to a pontoon in the small bay, or further out if you are keen. Warmer than the open ocean. Check high tide times by Googling Lyttelton high tide (best...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank JennyRaeNZ
Reviewed January 25, 2017

Just a wee jewel of a bay for a swim. Water doesn't get too deep too quickly, it's warm, and even though it's popular, it doesn't get too crowded. Bit of a downhill hike to get down to it, but the path is good. Seating...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank lynet2017
Reviewed January 24, 2017

It was sweet little beach. small beach, with great walking track. good for family picnic. And the drive from chch to the beach (through lyttleton) is also beautiful

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank TajveerSinghN
Reviewed January 18, 2017

This quiet, quite hidden bay is very steep to get to but is popular with locals as it is not a tourist spot, and once a year hosts a great pirate rumbustifiction. Great fun - natural magic.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank CaptainCompass
Reviewed December 15, 2016

We drove from CCH to Lyttelton and corsair bay it was scary and exciting drive. Me and my husband had a short walk beside the Governors bay. Had coffee and veges shopping in farmers market.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Uniceshellamae M
Reviewed December 14, 2016

Had a few hours here. Not very busy apart from a school group doing their thing in th shallow waters. Good sandy beach for young ones with shells and crabs. Good grassy area yo chill out on. No attractions or even an ice cream van...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Hartshay
Reviewed August 11, 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.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Sandrine R
Reviewed July 31, 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

Date of experience: August 2015
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Anton A
February 23, 2017|
Response from nevslife | Reviewed this property |
The Council closes gates after 8.30 pm, so no worries. Just check times as enter the parking area first.