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Gore Bay

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A gorgeous beach for all to enjoy. Get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the peace and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gary M
Christchurch, New Zealand
Great beach with pebbles

Great beach to walk along especially all the pebbles. We have sand where we live. Great views... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Falls Creek, Australia
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“great beach”(4 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Cheviot, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A gorgeous beach for all to enjoy. Get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the peace and calmness of Gore Bay.

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach. The stones are so lush and good for skimming. Not much to do other then a walk. Nice on a good day

Thank estheranntripp
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Great beach to walk along especially all the pebbles. We have sand where we live. Great views looking out towards the sea.

Thank beanandeasy
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

What a God forsaken hole in the ground equal to glinks gully and glinks is equal to nothing. When you leave Cheviots quaint little township turn left at RD 1 you will see a sign Gore Bay 23 Kms travel one hundred metres and you'll...More

1  Thank chuckrdickey
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Stunning beach to stroll along .Safe beach for a good family dip.Highly recommend this beautiful spot. 2 camping grounds for a memorable stay.

Thank Megan W
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

For yet another slice of quiet tucked away coastal NZ this place is well worth a drive out. Camping and motel accomodation available. You get to go past a bunch of quality vineyards and a short diversion will taken you to the pleasant Hurenui River...More

Thank eater2016
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Raining but scenery and beach walk was picture perfect. Flash houses and beautiful stones scattered the beach. My partner of 5yrs, on bended knee proposed and I said yes. Gore bay will forever be apart of my heart.

Thank 777missym
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We had a good time. A good camp ground summer only. A great kids play ground. The beach is stoned. There are walls and it's only 8 I'm to Cheviot.

Thank michael H
Reviewed 6 June 2017

A very rocky beach but beautiful scenery. The camping ground seemed filled with some dodgy characters. I'd stick to a day visit.

Thank DaisysMum_11
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Do the circuit from Christchurch turn off after the bridge before getting to Greta Valley, go to Gore bay this way and see the country side, enjoy the beach and the walks, have lunch at Cheviot. When leaving after the bridge leaving Cheviot take the...More

Thank Heidi S
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kaye g
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we have been, and liked it so much we spent 2 nights there . wonderful B&B right on the water front. only 10 mins up the hill to the pub at Cheviot for a really good pub meal, and the people there so friendly and... More