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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  • August 14, 2017
    It is so awesome when the tide is out...great for little kids! You can walk for miles and miles and miles! Dog friendly, a water park and park to play in! Great place to visit!  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Gorgeous walk! Very relaxing, good for small or big groups, celebration... Close to campground, town, restaurants.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    What a great place to walk or play with the kids, the tide goes out forever and the beaches are full of sand. Love it here  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • June 27, 2017
    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.
  • April 2, 2017
    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.
  • June 19, 2017
    Great Beach, lots of trails and places to stay. Campings spots and gazebos for rent. Recently renovated for the better.
  • May 24, 2017
    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.

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Where to stay in Parksville

Most accommodations in the town center look over the Strait of Georgia. Here, along Island Highway, you'll find primarily chain hotels, resorts, and motels offering clean and comfortable lodgings within walking distance of the town's amenities. If you want to enjoy the region's pristine nature, you can find more interesting accommodations just east down the highway, around the border of Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park. Beach resorts with swimming pools, quaint holiday cottages, and secluded forest retreats provide easy access to both the beach and the national park.
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