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Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

Address: Rathtrevor Rd, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1T2, Canada
Phone Number: (250) 474-1336
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Ranked #18 of 548 things to do in Parksville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A large beach with good parking and lots of beautiful sand. When the tide is out, you feel that you can walk to the mainland. Whaen the tide comes in over the warm/hot sand it heats the water up deliciously. Perfect beach for families with children of all ages.

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Parksville, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great and safe place to be for walks, picnics, a little local wildlife, or just for sitting and looking across the sea to the mountains of British Columbia. When the tide's out, the beach goes on forever, so you won't be tripping over anybody!

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Parksville, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

fantastic beach area . low tides seem to go out for ever. great trails to walk through trees or along beach.find sand dollars at low tide.

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Sidney, B.C.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A well kept park full of birds, trees and right on the ocean. Lovely for walking, picnics and camping.

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Red Deer, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

First time on the island and we didn't have a site booked but there wasn't a problem. Great staff and One of the best campgrounds we've ever stayed at, Can't wait to go back!!!

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Port Alberni, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My kids love to come here to turn over rocks and find crabs. The beach goes on forever so its not really appropriate for swimming, but great for kids who like to kick around on a beach and dig.

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Parksville
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Perhaps I shouldn't share as I am a local and walk Rathtrevor at least once weekly. A beautiful park with beach and forest trails as well as a wonderful campground. Mostly dog friendly but you must respect the signs and avoid certain areas at certain times of the year.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

At low tide it feels like you can go out forever. The small tidal pools are warm, the little ones love to play in. You can fly a kite, soak in the sun or go for a swim. Great picnic grounds too.

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Homosassa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Long walks on the beach. Lots of shells and stones to pick up and treasure. Brisk winter day and needed warm coats.

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Kitchener, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great place to walk...we have camped there in past ....due to fire restrictions in the summer we were never able to have a campfire but brought those battery operated flicker candles

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