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.


Coastal hazards

The impacts of climate change and sea-level rise on coastal communities.

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.


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

Swimming water quality

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

Earthquake legacy project

South New Brighton and Southshore earthquake legacy project.