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Beach Life In Christchurch, New Zealand

Updated on August 20, 2014

Winter Beach Time!

It was sunny and calm, only 8-10 degrees Celsius though (48 - 52 degrees F). Complete Beach weather according to my family who has been landlocked in Colorado, USA!! We had fun traveling out to the coast to 3 beach areas - Sumner, Taylor's Mistake, and New Brighton. Our son who is 13 let the waves crash in on him and got completely soaked in the freezing salt water. I soaked in the sun with all of my winter clothes on and picked up gorgeous purple seashells. The beaches are nice soft sand that is mainly black with a bit of tan sand. Fun to play in for sure.

We drove back to our condo to get Jacob warmed up and retrieve wet suits for my husband and kids. Then headed back to New Brighton Beach. This one was a lot longer beach with a huge pier up top. My activity was walking along the pier and photographing the beauty while my husband and kids waded in the freezing ocean with their wet suits on.

We're starting to hunt for boogie boards and surf boards now. And wet suit booties to keep the toes warm in the ocean too!

Photos of the Beaches

Captured this photo driving up a steep road to head over to Taylor's Mistake Beach.  This is the Sumner beach area.
Captured this photo driving up a steep road to head over to Taylor's Mistake Beach. This is the Sumner beach area. | Source
Gorgeous beach area with a nice hiking area to "go tramping" - Kiwi word for hiking.
Gorgeous beach area with a nice hiking area to "go tramping" - Kiwi word for hiking. | Source
Brrrrr!!!
Brrrrr!!! | Source
Gorgeous!
Gorgeous! | Source
That is my son in the freezing water!!
That is my son in the freezing water!! | Source
All Set for Winter Ocean water!
All Set for Winter Ocean water! | Source
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A markerSumner, New Zealand -
Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand
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B markerTaylor's Mistake, New Zealand -
Taylors Mistake, 8081, New Zealand
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C markerNew Brighton, New Zealand -
New Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand
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This is the beach with the Pier

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