What better way to wake up in the morning than to be greeted by the sights and sounds of a roaring ocean? With long strolls along the coastline, star-gazing at night, and the sounds of the waves to lull you to sleep, beach weekend getaways near Christchurch are exactly what the doctor ordered. Enjoy the spectacular views of New Zealand’s picturesque bays as the sun sparkles on the South Pacific. With bays such as Pigeon Bay, Diamond Harbor, and Mangamaunu Bay all a stones’ throw away from the accommodations selected here, surfing, swimming, fishing, and long strolls on the beach are beckoning. There is a dynamic range of properties to choose from, including ocean-front cottages, stunning suites overlooking deer farms, cabins with sea views, and discreetly tucked-away tree houses.