Long Beach, Tofino

4.8
#2 of 147 in Beaches in Canada
The longest and widest beach in Pacific Rim National Park, Long Beach stretches for over 16 km (10 mi). You can spend hours exploring the beach, which is known for the amount of driftwood, seashells, crabs, and starfish that washes up on shore. Watch surfers ride the waves, go surfing yourself, or if the tide is low, swim. When the tide is high, exploring the beach can be dangerous as the logs on the beach can be swept into the ocean. Use our Tofino trip planner to visit Long Beach on your trip to Tofino, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • There are several beaches in Tofino, but we enjoyed Chesterman Beach more, as it is longer and great views.  more »
  • A walk along this beach at any time is food for the soul. Whether it's listening to the crashing waves, the birds flying overhead or looking for shells, you'll find mother nature at her best.  more »
  • A must see beach if you are in Tofino. We saw the military doing parachuting practice on to the beach the day we walked it. There are a lot of surfers at this beach. You can walk for a very long time ...  more »

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Where to stay in Tofino

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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