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Corsair Bay

Governor's Bay Road | Lyttelton, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
+64 3-328 9093
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Pretty and safe spot

Had a few hours here. Not very busy apart from a school group doing their thing in th shallow... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2016
Perfect sumner afterwork place

We used to hangout on the beach until night, swimming, waterline (slackline), painting, yoga... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2016
Sandrine R
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Governor's Bay Road | Lyttelton, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
+64 3-328 9093
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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

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.

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

Thank liam m
Reviewed July 16, 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.

Thank Leah M
Reviewed July 2, 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.

Thank andybags
Reviewed June 28, 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...More

Thank Max845
Reviewed June 27, 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...More

Thank tipsfromatraveller
Reviewed April 27, 2016

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

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed April 2, 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....More

Thank zhuhai2007
Reviewed February 27, 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...More

Thank Siggypop
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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.