Facing the wild expanse of the Pacific Ocean, St Clair Beach boasts New Zealand’s most consistent surf break, summer or winter, making it a favourite destination for surfers.
It’s also a popular local spot for socialising with lots of cafes and pubs lining the promenade.
It’s also a popular spot for swimming and other water activities, having a patrolled swimming area.
Shark nets have been deployed one kilometre out from the beach every summer since 1970, making this a safer swimming area. Major surf lifesaving and surfing championships are regularly hosted at Saint Clair Beach.
At the western end of the beach sits a salt water swimming pool, the oldest in the city dating back to 1884.
The most consistent surf break, summer or winter, a surfers’ paradise
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