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love walking the beach and watching the sunrise. during the winter you can take your dog down with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Temuka, New Zealand
Family & pet friendly

I’m in Timaru once a month for work and my afternoon run takes in the beach before heading up onto... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago

love walking the beach and watching the sunrise. during the winter you can take your dog down with you as long as you clean up after them. Get to see the penguins coming to visit too. Awesome!

Thank amysnana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m in Timaru once a month for work and my afternoon run takes in the beach before heading up onto the nearby coastal trail. Always a varied selection of people and dogs enjoying it; not a huge expanse of beach but it is a nice...More

Thank MiniForklift
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best way to finish a long day. Watching this from my hotel room. Went for a walk along the board walk. Lights came on.

Thank ScottyMack2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I took a relaxing stroll along the lovely beach and the evening ended with us listening to the funny noises of the local blue penguins. We had a fantastic visit.

Thank Midtownie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love it here. So tranquil and safe. Good for walking, paddling, swimming. Gorgeous penguins at dusk. Close to town.

Thank sherbsfamily
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited on Thursday 26th April. We were staying nearby and went for a look around. The area is great for a walk on the beach or along the boardwalk. There is an easy walking track into the town centre. Plenty of parking spots if you...More

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 22 May 2018

We have been to Timaru many times before but never walked onto the beach from the car parking area on Virtue Av. We had some time to kill and it was a sunny afternoon. It was very pleasant along the boardwalk, up to the lookout...More

Thank roaming_kiwi58
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Great place to visit. Awesome to see so many penguins making a home here and the occasional seal visit.

Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

We had time here recently. Very popular with dogs and runners but lots of space to do your own thing.

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Not only amazing views of the sea but well set out with great playground for children.Lovely gardens etc and so close to town. Will always visit when in Timaru to visit family. Love the fairs and the icecream parlour there. Also the train ride is...More

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Andrew A
22 May 2016|
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Response from OVERSZ | Reviewed this property |
Yes. its all to do with extra sand arriving on the beach. It being sheltered by the harbour breakwater the sand settles there rather than being swept north