Neck Point Park, Nanaimo

4.8
#2 of 17 in Parks in Nanaimo
Take some time off from the usual tourist trappings with a leisurely stroll around Neck Point Park, a waterfront park of abundant natural beauty. Named after the igneous rock that is connected at lower tides to the rest of the park, the area is home to sea lions and orcas--who occasionally pass by the eponymous strip of rock. Explore beaches, rocky coves, forests, and excellent trails, and bring a camera to capture the panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and snowcapped mountain vista. Plan to visit Neck Point Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Nanaimo attractions using our Nanaimo journey planner .
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  • What a great location to hike - ocean views and marvelous trails with lots to see. Take a leasurely stroll or jog, either way this is a great trail to enjoy. We take the opportunity to walk this trail...  more »
  • The City has put a lot of work into this area. Great walking trails, magnificent scenery and a trail you can feel safe walking on alone. The beauty all around is worth going.  more »
  • A really nice walk for all ages, lots to see! Birds, sea lions. A great shore line to explore, friendly people. Bathrooms and pooh bag access for your pets! A really must see if new or just swinging b...  more »
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  • A nice place for a walk. Beautiful beaches and scenery. The path around the park gives a lot of different views of the ocean. There are little pixie / faerie houses on the trees along the forest path to entertain kids.
  • A beautiful park to walk in the bank of Pacific Ocean. Can easily go down to touch sea water
  • Lived next to neck point for the first 14 years of my life, you never get tired of its trails and scenery. Gorgeous year round, and even on the nastiest of days, the shelter of the trees keep the paths mild. No matter if it's extremely busy or deserted, it's always a beautiful and serene place to be
  • Don't come here. Its too good to be spoiled by too many people. Go to pipers. Thanks
  • Stunning park. Well marked trails so theres no chance of getting lost. Outhouses need more upkeep but amazing view of the mountains.

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Where to stay in Nanaimo

Stay at one of the guesthouses and inns lining Front Street if you want to be in the heart of the city, while also enjoying the waterfront at your doorstep. For a more natural ambiance, head north of the center along the coastal highway, where you can choose from a selection of inns and resorts boasting views over Newcastle Island. If you have a car and prefer an easy route out of town, stay at one of the motels lining Island Highway to the northwest of the center.
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