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Schooner Cove

2040 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
Review Highlights
Nice boardwalk trail with some stairs

The best time to go if you want to walk out to the island is low tide. the first 1 K is trail after... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phoenix, Arizona
My favorite beach in Tofino

You need to see this beautiful place. There is a boardwalk to the beach for about 1 km. It is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alina T
Victoria, Canada
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Considered by many to be one of the best boardwalk hikes around, you will be immersed in the natural serenity of the temperate rainforest. You can take the easy stairs to the beach, where you can gaze at the gentle waves crashing in. During low tide, an inviting passage presents itself so you can make your way to a small island where you may find bald eagles soaring above. Schooners Cove is nothing less than invigorating and rejuvinating. Truly a picturesque adventure.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“low tide” (54 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (32 reviews)
“long beach” (41 reviews)
2040 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The best time to go if you want to walk out to the island is low tide. the first 1 K is trail after that it is boardwalk all the way to the beach. The boardwalk can be slippery if it is wet. If you...More

Thank gmom2002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to see this beautiful place. There is a boardwalk to the beach for about 1 km. It is a nice walk. When you get to the beach you will feel that you are in paradise.

Thank Alina T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place, tide pools and marine life, eagles seals..Fabulous! A photographer's paradise! Your pictures will never let you forget this place

Thank carolbT1075HQ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pacific Rim Park is just beautiful. Very easy to acess with a variety of well defined and marked trails. The Schooner Bay Trail is typical--a moderate hike/walk--just a few kilometers. The distances for all trails are accurately stated in the guide material. Take in...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Loved our hike through the forest to get to the cove. Was a rainy day so didnt' spend as much time exploring but still beautiful views of the ocean when you come out of the woods.

Thank Maggieb3
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Absolutely stunning. The way we went there also helped making the walk to the beach so special. Please make sure you wear trainers. If you do not mind steps - a bit slippery - then please make sure you go there. When the water tide...More

Thank habs_68_08
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We ate at many places in the Tofino area but were blown away with our dinner at Schooners. We had muscles to start. My friend had the Thai hot pot and I had halibut stuffed with crab and shrimp etc. Both were amazing. Our server...More

Thank llross
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Great trail in the magical forest leading to the beautiful sure. Easy to walk. For everybody at any age.

Thank anatmar
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

An amazing 1km hike through the rainforest ending at a beautiful 14km of sandy Long Beach. The rainforest hike is magical and so beautiful. It's easy to miss the unmarked entrance. Just off the parking lot over the paved. The whole trail is a boardwalk/stairs....More

Thank k v
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Parks Canada offers guided walks to Schooner Cove. It is definitely a great experience to walk with a knowledgeable (and very entertaining) guide through the rainforest down to the Cove. However, even if the timing is off and there is no guided tour available, the...More

Thank dundr2015
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