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Address: PO Box 280, Ucluelet | 2040 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-726-3500
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Description: Considered by many to be one of the best boardwalk hikes around, you will...
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.
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Nice, good friendly but noisy

We liked the food only the braised cabbage we didn't like . Typical canadian food and. More than enough

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We liked the food only the braised cabbage we didn't like . Typical canadian food and. More than enough

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Maynooth, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stopped here for a break. But beware there is nowhere for a coffee or a snack. Very remote so bring your own picnic. Beach was lovely even though it was a blowy day.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We went to Schooner Cove (1km hike each way on boardwalks and down stairs) to a beautiful beach, with lots of Islands and rocks to explore. It was our favorite spot in the park. Make sure you go at low tide, though, or you won't get to see much!

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Simcoe, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We had a beautiful and windy visit to this location. We used the Schooner Trail to the beach which turned out to be a treat. Enjoyed the forest and Boardwalk.

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The service and food were both fantastic. They treated my daughter very well and checked up on her often.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I love this beach. The boardwalk trail is a beautiful walk among the trees that ends when you reach the beach which does not have a ton of people on it. If you go at low tide, you can walk across to the island and see lots of seafood / animals. You can also walk far along the beach and... More 

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Tofino, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Check the tide tables and off you go .... at low tide!! At high tide the rocks are impassable and you may get cut off. Not dangerous, but you'll spend the next 4 hours waiting for the tide to recede as you hang out on the driftwood/in the forest. Lots of nooks and crannies to explore, scramble around in the... More 

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Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

LOVED this trail to the cove. Lots of stairs and pathways through the old forest leading down to the cove. It had almost a surreal feel to the walk and we will definitely be doing it again the next time we're in Tofino. :) Our dog loves stairs and had a blast too.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Signs from Hwy 4 point to Schooner Cove and beach. These are within the boundaries of Pacific Rim National Park and user fees are in effect. Each person is required to purchase a park pass, this includes parking in the park from the day of purchase until 4:00PM the following day. The trail is only 1 Km in length, but... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A wonderful beach to wander and explore. Wide sand and a horizon that 'goes all the way to Japan' provide a gorgeous backdrop for photos and movies. The day we went was a little chilly and portions of the boardwalk were covered with very slippery ice so caution was required. Tip: Be aware of the tides or you may find... More 

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