"NEW BRIGHTON..Christchurch/Canterbury" New Brighton by pepples46

New Brighton Travel Guide: 39 reviews and 102 photos

the Seaside Suburb of Christchurch

today was a sunny day, so Rosie, after surgery and I went out to the Beach, having Latte ...she had to wait.
the original New Brighton Pier stood on the same side as the present pier, 1964 the old wooden pier had to be demolished, although a group of residents-the pier and foreshore society tried to save it. 1997 the new pier was officially opend, the society raised NZ$ 2million and the City Council shipped in with an other $ 2million

New Brighton has been 1865 founded by the new Settlers who came mostly from England, as a Seaside holiday retreat. the old Pier 1894 build and 1964 for reasons of safety demolished. the pic is taken from the net

the Pier....now the Centerpiece in New Brighthon and linked to the Mall, with many shops and food outlets.Situated right by the Beach is a library with a difference, looking over the ocean, you can read,Newspaper for free...or just relaxe. In the Computerroom you can surf the net, write emails or play a video game...which would be a shame with a location like that.:-))
the enthusiastic fishermen have taken to the pier, like the Duck to the water...fishing as very cheap pasttime or sports events like surfing and Lifeguard competions are held here each year.
facts about the Pier:
Length: 300m
Hight: 7m above high Tide
Width: 6m
Piles: 17 Piles,1.4m diameter, 20m apart

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:it is still a quiet place...mile's of Beaches, uncrowded
  • In a nutshell:looking from the Pier over Pegasus Bay..beautiful
  • Intro Updated Oct 15, 2005
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  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2006 at 4:23 PM

    Just saying Hi, from across the ditch.. NB..such a pretty place. Lovely mall area, with all those palms. The '19th Hole' brings back some memories.. in Texas it was a liqueur store.. LOL.. Cheers Matey!!!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2006 at 2:49 PM

    Amazing beach artist! And an amazing beach, for that matter. Glad they found a way to save that old tree.

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2006 at 9:34 PM

    I do love a day beside the seaside :~)

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2006 at 8:00 PM

    I can imagine that you liked this place.Greetz from Belgium.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2006 at 3:48 AM

    The best is always to have a place for the soul and a local appreciating that too :-))) Oh well, I also could walk for hours and end up with tons of stranded goods :-) This sand sculptor ist excellent :-))

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2006 at 1:16 AM

    I see you've been in NZ long enough to pick up their "wee". Maybe next time I'm in NZ ,we could have a late at the library - our friend in RockingHorse Road was telling us about it when we were there at Easter! cheers - leyle

  • jadedmuse's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2006 at 7:14 PM

    Garota! Que gostoso, Brighton! Voce tem uma vida numa boa! Obrigada pela tua nota..mando muitos abracinhos desde Florida a NZ....direito a voce!!! xoxoxo M

  • nipper1's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2006 at 11:37 PM

    I had a giggle, reading the Golfball comes back like a Boomerang, take care Waltrud lovely new edition, Kites flying high. summer is good.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2005 at 9:39 AM

    Hi Wal What a great place the beaches look fantastic I could walk for miles. The sand drawings are so beautiful

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2005 at 6:25 AM

    Some delightful memories of Rosie Wal. The beach art is fabulous. Great area you live in Wal.

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