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Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

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Address: Rathtrevor Rd, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1T2, Canada
Phone Number: (250) 474-1336
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Amazing beach

Stayed nearby in December. Even though it was gloomy weather, Rathtrevor Beach is always beautiful. Saw a pair of bald eagles while there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nancy B
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North Saanich, Canada
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North Saanich, Canada
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed nearby in December. Even though it was gloomy weather, Rathtrevor Beach is always beautiful. Saw a pair of bald eagles while there.

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Qualicum Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a short weekend camping trip for 3 generations. We loved it here. We only live 10 miles away but to escape to Rathtrevor to enjoy the beach, the great ocean, the birds, etc. is great. We used it as an opening campout for the new season and it works very well for that. There is great selection of... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right off the bat I have to say I only started going to Rathtrevor Beach in October 2015, but have been 8 times now and it remains my favourite place to walk in the Oceanside area - and that is saying a lot given how spectacular the area is. You can walk to 'boardwalk' beside the ocean, walk the ocean... More 

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Thank Kewarner
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Beautiful spot to visit in all seasons! Walked here with family over the Christmas holidays and the views of the North Shore Mountains were spectacular.

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Rathtrevor is a huge campground with lots of walking trails which my husband and I take full advantage of a few times a week at least. The scenery is spectacular and the beach, especially in the summer, is one of the best on the island. I prefer it to Parksville's Beach as the parking is better and the beach doesn't... More 

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Nanaimo, British Columbia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Lovely area to go wander through or stay at the camping section with friends. The scenery and waterfront offer a gorgeous view.

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Banff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Very well maintained, clean, tranquil, and the views can't be beat! Lovely trails for dog walking, and lots of wildlife can be seen from the sandy shoreline.

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Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Rathtrevor Beach is known primarily for that.....the beach. It is wonderful for families as the beach is so sandy, and it is so shallow, plus many other things as the other reviews indicate. But recently I went with the local birdwatchers for 3 hours of just walking the beach and the paths along the beach past the RV park and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I have been biking with my nephew and run the trails on my own. Nice 3-5 km circuit with beach and forest stretches. Quiet and safe.

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Rathtrevor has large camp sites with lots of space between sites lots of big trees. Great rest rooms and clean. The beach is long and sandy great for kids, because the water is shallow it is great for swimming. The park is in Parksville so everything is close by.

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