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Chesterman Beach

Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Tofino
Type: Beaches
Activities: Surfing
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Sechelt, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Huge gorgeous beach,great for long walks along the Pacific.The wind and sea spray flying in our faces felt so exhilarating. Forgot all about the electronics.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This was the first beach we visited in Tofino and ended up being the best one in our opinion. Gorgeous!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

it was mostly foggy when we were there and that adds a mystic impression to the wonderful beach area - unspoiled views of trees, sand and ocean

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful km plus beach at low tide, surfers can walk from Pacific Sands Resort, cyclists ride beach and path to Tofino, lighthouse background for photos.....sand and surf

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is a medium sized (for Tofino comparing to Long Beach) beach of lovely sand and fabulous ocean. It is a beginner spot for surfers so great entertainment in that area. A fabulous spit in the middle to take you out to Frank Island, mostly private for rentals (two of them) but still a great walk for beachcombing. Our dog... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This beach was just steps from our B&B and it's a great place to walk or bike up and down. We also did our surf lesson there through Live To Surf. A great place to picnic or get some good exercises.

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Hazelton, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Chesterman's is a favourite of locals and we see why. Taking the Wickaninnish turnoff, there is a community parking lot and beach access. Next to the Wick is Henry's Corner, a carving shed with local art and lots of stories. Right in front of Henry's are a number of rocks with tide pools and sea life that you can see... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great beach for surfing - the constantly changing weather in Tofino meant we surfed all afternoon in the mist and as we hosed off the salt water the sun came out and it was absolutely glorious! Spent the evening there with a picnic and had a campfire when the sun finally went down around 9pm - superb day!

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went in early September and it was beautiful. The beach was clean and quiet and the sand was amazing - rare for Canadian beaches. Lots of off leash dogs but doesn't bother us. A couple locals were surfing but it was early evening when we went so I imagine most surfers were done for the day. It really was... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were not there for big waves but still a lot of interesting activities on the beach from surfing to beachcombing to just plain walking. Very scenic. Lots of low tide sights with stars and mollusks. A couple of eagles are regular visitors to the trees near the Wick hotel.

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