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Schooner Cove, Tofino
(4.9/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Take a scenic hike in Vancouver Island's Pacific Rim National Park at Schooner Cove. This relatively easy trail runs 2 km (1.2 mi) and alternates between gravel, stairs, and boardwalks. The trek starts in the forest, where you'll find large mushrooms, lush trees, and peculiar creatures like the banana slug. The last section of the trail delivers you to a quiet, clean beach, where you can explore pools at low tide. Remember to wear good hiking shoes, and be especially careful of slippery stairs and rocks. Also be aware that tides change quickly, so take caution when exploring the beach. With our online itinerary creator, Tofino attractions like Schooner Cove can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Schooner Cove, among many other places close to Tofino is a great beach, where you can walk for hours and enjoy tranquility and freedom for yourself. I´m looking forward having long beach walks again ...  more »
  • I enjoyed the trail to and from Schooner Cove just as much as I enjoyed the beautiful cove. Even the stairs did not discourage me. Great end to the day and wonderful walk on the beach. 
  • This was one of the best trails I've ever done. It's fairly short and quite easy although there are about 400 steps that take you up and down the small valleys you cross on the way to the beach. Lots ...  more »