South New Brighton

South New Brighton is a coastal suburb on the eastern side of Christchurch city.

South New Brighton
A new pier subsequently damaged by both the September 2010 and February 2011 earthquakes
Coordinates: 43.530°S 172.737°E / -43.530; 172.737
CountryNew Zealand
CityChristchurch
Local authorityChristchurch City Council
Electoral wardCoastal
Area
  Land276 ha (682 acres)
Population
 (June 2020)[2]
  Total3,300
New Brighton (Pegasus Bay)
South New Brighton
(Avon Heathcote Estuary) Southshore

The suburb was officially named in 1953, after a suggestion that it be called South Brighton was rejected because there is already Brighton near Dunedin.[3]

South Brighton Community Hall opened in 1961. It was damaged by the 2010-2011 earthquakes and demolished. In 2013, a preschool building was moved from QEII Park to the site as a replacement.[4]