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Chesterman Beach

Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Life's a Beach!

First visit to Chesterman Beach ... Now I understand why it's one of the top-rated attractions near... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Calgary, Canada
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Awesome Beach

Fantastic Beach, not much more to say though! Parking can be an issue so be sure to get there early!

Reviewed 1 week ago
cumberland BC
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“frank island” (71 reviews)
“low tide” (112 reviews)
“tide pools” (41 reviews)
Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

First visit to Chesterman Beach ... Now I understand why it's one of the top-rated attractions near Tofino! Very easy to find, lots of parking and many clearly marked trails to beach. Awesome views and photo-ops ... Surfers delight ... Pack a lunch and bring...More

Thank WildRoseAB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic Beach, not much more to say though! Parking can be an issue so be sure to get there early!

Thank ScottBlogs
Reviewed 1 week ago

At any time of the day walking on the beach is a fantastic experience. Sitting around the campfire in the evening, listening to the waves come in, watching the sun go down. What more do you want? It's so soothing!

Thank ianmG8225IF
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely to walk on this beach and wheelchair accessible. Surfing can be done here as well. Can be cold and windy so dress in layers.

Thank BenefacTours
Reviewed 1 week ago

Needed a quiet place with no distractions but nature close at hand, ocean close for sounds of waves and Eagles overhead Great dining on site Wonderful downstairs cozy lunch room so comfortable with sofas in front of a fire and the Beach accessible for an...More

Thank njc12017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic beach for walking. Waves crashing were incredible and majestic if not as large as those at other beaches nearby. Very restful and peaceful to visit. Lots of photo ops....be sure to take a camera!!

Thank Rick O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long walks, lots of surfers, nice to see that there are dogs allowed on the beach. Lots of rugged coast line and photo opportunities just wrap up warm.

Thank PKP77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there in the rain, walked to Frank Island then watched an Osprey fishing before wandering down to watch some surfing. Plenty of parking (in May anyway)

Thank CHR1515
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed our stroll along the beach and out to Frank's island. The beach is very wide with plenty of room for lots of people and we enjoyed watching the surfers, kayakers and people walking their dogs. Very nice area and I...More

Thank shane c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an easily accessible beach with lots of surfers. So fun to watch! Gorgeous houses back onto the beach.

Thank oneyeartraveller
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Rolf P
Ithink you should rent a cottage at chesterman beach. you can bring the whole family. do not overdress.
11 March 2017|
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Response from Coreen E | Reviewed this property |
What is the question Trip Advisor says you have? This is more of a statement..
What is the best time of year to vist? Nice weather and fishing trips, thanks for looking, Karen.
9 March 2017|
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Response from Rolf P | Reviewed this property |
hi Karen have been in Tofino few times. I think weather wise August and September is the best. the place you are looking for is about a mile before the town, it is a left turn drive past the parking and shower huts make a... More
Hi all, Are you allowed to have a bonfire at this beach somewhere? Thanks in advance!
14 February 2017|
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Response from Edvin H | Reviewed this property |
Yes - sure can..weather permitted. Sometimes there are fire bans in effect if it is too dry..