Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, Parksville

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Take a relaxing walk in Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park. Established in 1967, the 347 ha (857 acre) park serves as a great place to camp or enjoy a picnic. Stroll down the tranquil 2 km (1.2 mile) long stretch of sandy shore to enjoy picturesque ocean views. Camp out between the tall Douglas firs that line the beach, wander the shady wooded area,and keep an eye out for Brant geese and other migratory birds. In the summer, you can relax on the soft sand, sunbathe, and swim in the warm water. Put Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and other Parksville attractions into our Parksville trip generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Neat to walk out at low tide, but it's pretty stinky. Just be prepared! Good walking trails but not for dogs.  more »
  • Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park was a favorite of mine to visit during our stay in the Parksville, BC area. We spent an entire afternoon there watching people and beach combing while the tide was out...  more »
  • An early morning walk on the path beside the ocean is just wonderful! The fresh ocean air is invigorating, the view lovely, the many driftwood pieces along the way are interesting, and its nice to see...  more »
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  • Lovely campground. I recommend not tenting in the new section as it is probably best suited for trailers/RV's. We switched to tenting in the grass and it was perfect. We had our own fire pit , picnic table and a sink for use to do dishes, etc.. Everything, including outhouses and showers/washrooms were clean and in great condition. We were close to the beach as well. We will go back again and again.
  • World class day beach and campground. Low tide brings endless sandy beaches to explore and play in. Book early for camping as reservations are accepted but fill early.
  • Vancouver Island's most popular parks is definitively on the list when thinking about camping. Open all-year long the park has many things to offer including private campsites, large beach, kid friendly and walking distance to so many great things in the area. Make sure you get reservations in the summer as it can fill up.
  • Great Beach, lots of trails and places to stay. Campings spots and gazebos for rent. Recently renovated for the better.
  • Great place to take the kids and have fun exploring the beach all day! Lots of picnic tables, trails, and space so you aren't cramped even with lots of people.