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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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PICNIC

the beach is long and sandy fantastic there are campsites as well as picnic tables there is a sandcastle building contest when we were there at the far end of the beach there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Abbotsford, Canada
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Abbotsford, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

the beach is long and sandy fantastic there are campsites as well as picnic tables there is a sandcastle building contest when we were there at the far end of the beach there was a concession stand

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We arrived at the park in our Motorhome whilst travelling around Vancouver Island. The tide was out and Brant Sea Geese were swimming up and down the sea edge feeding on the Herring Roe. It's truly amazing to think these little geese will fly up to high Alaska next to breed. We walked the beach and then along the footpath... More 

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Lumsden, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very nice walk along the water and in the trees plenty of wild life and a lot of very intreating people

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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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6 reviews 6 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 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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38 reviews 38 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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