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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 #2 of 8 Attractions in Parksville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Nanaimo, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Vancouver, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great walking trails through forests of Douglas Fir veterans. saw eagles sea lions, harbor seals and many sea birds. great views of the coast mtn range. Great park facilities. There is a secondary entrance to park trails. take road to the west off of the old island hwy about 100 meters from the Englishman River bridge just south of Parksville

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Lynnwood, Washington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
3 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

You would never think that there would be warm water at the beach in Canada, but there is. Rathtrevor Beach is a hidden gem. The water is very shallow and travels across the warm sand for three miles in its tidal trek. When I visited this beach, I didn't go in the water, being certain that it was cold. The... More 

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Port Coquitlam
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130 reviews 130 reviews
25 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A most popular place in summer months is equally as beautiful in December. No crowded beaches no multitude of people just peace and solitude. Enjoyed watching the Dolphins frolicking in the surf as well as huge sea lions barking at the sea. Beautiful sunny day and great refreshing walks in this pristine park

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I live locally and Rathrevor is a wonderful place to visit in all months/seasons. It's a great place to run/walk/walk dogs/meditate....perhaps especially wonderful after the 'tourist season is over but even during the high season, one can most times find a place with few other people.

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New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Views of the Sunshine Coast across the Straits of Georgia. Wonderful place for picnics and large family or group gatherings with many picnic benches spread along the waters edge. Fabulous bay with gently sloping sandy beach, really safe for swimming and paddling...Simply loved the place and scenic beauty....

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Parksville, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great Place for a trail walk or jog along the water front, beautiful scenery & great for bird watching.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Fabulous park and beach with trails. Terrific playground. Feels like you are miles and miles from civilization. Would love to camp here.

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