Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, Parksville

4.7
#Nature / Park, #Must See
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. Plan your visit to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Parksville trip planner .
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  • After a lot of money for a piece of dirt we found the ocean walked off completely by trees. Expensive beyond words and you mostly have to pay a reservation fee. Dark, wet and primitive  more »
  • Walking the footpath along the edge of the beach was beautiful.The riparian areas were replanted and protected with split rail fences. Very charming.  more »
  • It really is the nicest beach on this side of the island. I love that it's sandy. Well maitained, and the driftwood is cool to look at.  more »
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  • Great place to visit. Beautiful beaches to walk around at no matter which season. The tide goes out nearly a mile and with so much sand to play and relax on. Amazing views of the coast and mountains, wonderful walks through the forest. Lots of camping sites in the forest with good amenities for camping. Close to town to go get food, icecream available at the top of the hill. One of my favorite places in the world!
  • I Get what they are trying to do with the beach where they took out concrete wall back to nature . It looks natural now with all those fences. And keep of flora and fauna. It's a public beach let's enjoy it 1 place where we should developed more access from wall .
  • What a beautiful place to unwind. The smell of the fresh sea breeze, seaweed, driftwood, hint of pine trees, and warm sand (summer) makes this place intoxicating. Just too cold at this time of the year.
  • One of the true jewels of Vancouver Island. Great beach to visit year round to watch nature and enjoy the views. We love the modern playgrounds and the well kept campground too. An amazing place to experience nature. We have had seals come within 10 feet of us at the beach!
  • Great place to visit as a family all year round. There’s an area for pets and they’ve just recently created a nice pathway.
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