Fodor's Expert Review Taylor's Mistake

Greater Christchurch Beach

Experienced surfers prefer Taylor's Mistake to Sumner Beach because the waves are often higher. This area is also popular for hikers, bikers, and runners thanks to the spectacular cliff-top views. You can catch the Purple Line bus to Sumner and then walk the Flower Track in Scarborough down to the beach. If you're lucky, you'll see tiny, rare Hector's dolphins playing off Sumner Head on your way out. Amenities: none. Best for: surfing.


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Christchurch, Canterbury  New Zealand

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