There are a number of coastal areas within Christchurch City Council’s jurisdiction, including harbours, ports and estuaries; in particular, Akaroa and Lyttelton Harbours, and the Avon Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai.

Adapting to coastal hazards

How we're responding to sea level rise and associated coastal hazards.


Banks Peninsula has some stunning bays, beaches and coves. Many are secluded and offer a great day out.

Earthquake legacy project

South New Brighton and Southshore earthquake legacy project.

Swimming water quality

Recreational water quality results and overall bacterial risk results for most swim spots.

Tidal data

Record high tides prompted a 2018 review and update of tidal statistics for Christchurch coastal areas.


Find out if and when you need to evacuate.