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New Zealand New Brighton, Christchurch

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New Brighton beach in Christchurch is a popular spot for sunrise photography with its unobstructed views to the east. You will find at least 1/2 dozen tripods out on a warm weekend morning.
The 300m long pier is the subject for most photos, but living here, you can only have so many photos of it. So I tend to avoid it and slow things down, looking for patterns in the waves.
Not a beach with massive surf, but you will generally find surfers out catching the morning breaks.

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Plenty of parking with a view of the eastern sky right next to the beach. You can wait for the right moment in the warmth of your car.
Crowd Factor Just a few people
Best Timing Sunrise during fall
Sunrise & Sunset 05:41 - 20:55 | current local time: 08:30
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