Chesterman Beach, Tofino

4.7
#1 of 148 in Beaches in Canada
Take a walk along the long stretch of sand at Chesterman Beach, as surfers ride the waves and friendly locals walk their dogs. Find a spot to sit and enjoy the sunset, or build a fire after dark and watch the stars. At low tide, you can stroll out to the rocky island outcrop and explore the exposed tidal pools. Keep an eye on the time, though; the tide can rise very quickly and could leave you stranded on the rocks. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Chesterman Beach and many more Tofino attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Tofino itinerary builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Lonely beaches, with beautiful Ocean and immense. Inside the Park pacific rim, with impenetrable forest and engaging. Beautiful natural environments.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Great beach for playing or surfing . The sand is hard packed so it makes it easy to run on. Great waves for surfing or boggy boarding. A popular place  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Interesting geography, rocks to clamber on. Was very misty that day so views were limited but looked to be a popular surf spot.  more »
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  • May 10, 2017
    Rain or shine this beach is amazing. Very popular spot for surfing.
  • March 25, 2017
    Stunning. Must see. Surfers everywhere having a great time!
  • April 2, 2017
    Good waves, if this beach is low try walking south to the next beach.
  • September 28, 2016
    Beautiful beach! There are north and south sections of the beach with different surf conditions. Also a great place just to hang out and have a fire.
  • June 25, 2017
    Lovely beach, with beautiful sunsets.

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Many options cluster around the township itself, in the island's north, with those near the beach or the town's marina usually proving the most popular. If the town feels too touristy, look farther south--you can find plenty of small hotels, guesthouses, and private holiday rentals along the coast, just off the Pacific Rim Highway. Make sure you reserve your accommodations in advance if planning to visit between June and September, the height of the season.
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