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Address: British Columbia, Canada
Description: This beach is located in Pacific Rim National Park. This beach is part of...
This beach is located in Pacific Rim National Park. This beach is part of Long Beach.
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Best beach for tidal pools. Have to buy a park pass, though..

Good info and displays at the Kwisitis Visitor Centre. $20 for a family pass. This was the best beach with access to intertidal rock formations for looking at stuff in tidal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2013
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Mackenzie, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This beach is great for surfing, the waves are higher than long beach. But with bigger waves comes stronger currents, just be sure you know how they work and you won't have a problem. Nice sand and lots of drift wood to make stuff with. The water is chilly so if you are sensitive I would wear a wetsuit. My... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This 5 km trail winds through the rainforest at Wickaninnish Beach south of Tofino. It is essentially a narrow boardwalk that winds through the rain forest with very few views of the ocean. There is a charge of $19 for a family to use the trail and it provides no greater insight into the rainforest than the many other trails... More 

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Edmonton
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Have visited this beach on several occasions. Went today and it was a cloudy fall day (no rain) & it was beautiful. Definitely recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is another lovely beach, but it was covered in fog on the day we visited and so it was quite cold. A real lesson on how suddenly the weather can change!

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Mackenzie, Canada
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32 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Good info and displays at the Kwisitis Visitor Centre. $20 for a family pass. This was the best beach with access to intertidal rock formations for looking at stuff in tidal pools. Lots to see and explore. There is a cafe in the Visitor Centre, but we didn't go there.

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Wickaninnish Beach is a wide sandy beach in the Pacific Rim National Park. There's lots of fabulous driftwood to explore and play on. We saw a whale from the shore. The staff at the Kisitis Visitor Centre are very friendly and knowledgeable. We were warned not to play on the sand dunes as an unexploded mine was found last summer.... More 

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canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Another wonderful early June(1&2)walk on Wickaninnish Beach. Lots of surfers, shells and rocks.Soothes even the fussiest kids.

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Sidney, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Gorgeous start to the Wickaninnish Bay series of beaches. Lovely wide clean beach, firm sand for walking or jogging, beautiful waves rolling in (usually with surfers). You can walk for kilometers! Pack a lunch and stay for the day. You can find shells.

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Courtenay, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I've been going to the Wicanninnish Beach for decades. It had a restaurant for awhile, then didn't, then had a gourmet restaurant (to the amazement of the beach goers) and now is a visitors center. There is very ample parking, bathrooms, etc. Buy a season's pass unless you're only going to be there for the day. If your kids (or... More 

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Ucluelet, Canada
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69 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I do not know if their is Two beaches with the same name. THe Wickaninnish beach I am talking about is part of the Pacific Rim Nation Park Reserve. This is a wonder ful beach to look at tidal pools. It is part of Long Beach and you can walk for miles and miles along some of the best sand.... More 

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