Free Beaches - Canterbury

Woodend Beach

After the earthquake, this beach (next south, from Waikuku), had been the 'preferred spot' for the Christchurch membership. From the end (right) of Ferry Road, head south on the beach. From the end of Ferry Rd, there's a 5 min walk to this area 

Spencerville, North Beach

This area has returned to being the 'preferred spot' for Christchurch members. Following liaison with the police, the recognised area of Spencer Park beach is 200m north of the Heyders Road entrance. This area is both closer to Christchurch and easier to get onto the sand, than Waikuku.

Waikuku Beach

Waikuku used to be the 'favoured place' by the Canterbury FBNZ. 

Leithfield Lagoon

Next north of Waikuku from Christchurch, is Leithfield. The top end of this lagoon is about 3km south from there.

Taylors Mistake

This is actually a little bay 'around the corner' (left) called Hobson Bay. But it does lose the sun earlier in the afternoon, than Taylors Mistake; where the afternoon sun prevails.

Waimairi Beach

First stop north of New Brighton Beach is Waimairi. This one doesn't have the best of reputations so FBNZ members tend to avoid it. If you do go here, please keep at least 50m away from any textiles

Tumbledown Bay

Here is a quiet spot, quite a long way from Christchurch, on the southern side of Banks Peninsula. Unless you happened to catch one of Canterbury Free Beach's occasional trips there, you'd usually have it to yourself.