Chesterman Beach, Tofino

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Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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. For Chesterman Beach and beyond, use our Tofino tour planner to get the most from your Tofino vacation.
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  • Not our typical beach comparing to Mexico, Cuba and such. Overall amazing place to visit. Still cold in April to go swimming, but if you have a wet suit and love to surf. It’s one of the places to...  more »
  • When the tide is low, you experience a beach that has ocean on both sides. No park pass required, but parking is more limited and I don't recall any washroom facilities. Unique beach and very...  more »
  • This is a magical place, and sunsets on this beach are breathtaking. With miles of soft sand to explore, there's plenty of space to walk, play, surf, or soak in the sights and sit by a fire.
  • A wonderful beach. The splendid view of Frank island. The sand is light grey. waves good enough to surf. The scenery is absolutely fantastic. Plenty of people surfing and plenty of walkers, and of course the massive Pacific Ocean to swim in. A very relaxing place indeed!
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