We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Beach Estates Park

Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 19 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 14
  • 3
    Very good
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
Beautiful walk

What a hidden gem. Very close to the very and the main highway, which made this a perfect stop over for me and my dog after a long ferry ride. The trail is steep in sections, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 22, 2016
Add Photo Write a Review

19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 18: English reviews
Level Contributor
31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

What a hidden gem. Very close to the very and the main highway, which made this a perfect stop over for me and my dog after a long ferry ride. The trail is steep in sections, but generally really well maintained. My dog didn't love the metal no-slip grip on some of the boardwalk sections, but he was able to... More 

Thank kaoc1
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

This is such a beautiful and tranquil walk that is easy to miss if you don't know about it. The trail takes you along a lovely creek and forested area which makes it feel like you're in a jungle! If you continue downwards it takes you to a beach front right near the ferry port. You can also take the... More 

Thank SmashCakes29
Nanaimo, Canada
Level Contributor
127 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015

Nanaimo's Beach Estates Park is located (although hidden away) in the Brechin Hill Neighborhood. You can access it from several locations. The easiest is from the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal. Just follow the traffic lights heading up the hill towards the West and from there, just turn onto the first road on the right. Follow it down until you see... More 

1 Thank HappySnr123
Nanaimo, Canada
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015

I absolutely love walking thru this park. It does require walking up and down many stairs but thats half the fun. Its beautiful from the top to the bottom. The beach at the bottom is great. My only complaints when walking thru the park is the type of metal grates used for non-slip purposes, they really hurt my dogs feet.... More 

Thank WestCoast_VI
Nanaimo, Canada
Level Contributor
345 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015

I was told about this trail, but had no idea what I was getting in to ... went with my dog and as soon as we entered the trail it was as if we were in the middle of a thick, dense forest - nowhere NEAR the city! Kept on walking - only saw 1 other couple.. there is lots... More 

Thank S_Leach
Nanaimo, Canada
Level Contributor
27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015

This walk is great, especially on a hot day since it's well covered by the canopy of trees. This lush nature walk takes you straight down to sea level as you wander beside a waterfall all the way down. Once you're at the bottom there's a great view of the ferry terminal and each time we've gone we've seen fish... More 

Thank Dory H
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
104 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2015

Such a beautiful hike through the woods that ends up close to the ferry terminal. At low tide the sea life is abundant and it was interesting to be so close to the ferry as it sounded the horn and set sail!

Thank OnTheGoFamily_12
Nanaimo, Canada
Level Contributor
123 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great place to go for a walk. The beautiful well kept trail meanders along the gully bottom amongst big trees and tall waterfalls. Lots of stairs, but they're worth it! Be sure to go at low tide too, you can go right up close to the ferries, which are very cool to see up close!

Thank Allan W
Nanaimo, Canada
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

great walk... its a well hidden paradise in the middle of the city. It goes down to the ocean where you can sit on a rocky beach

Thank Heather S
Sackville, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

just a few hours after we arrived, dazed, from our journey from east coast maritime canada, long and tedious by air and sea ferry, we discovered this AMAZING bit of pristine west coast rain forest, no wider than a hop and a skip, and (perhaps) one km or so downhill, steep descent to a grandiose finale, surprise surprise, the beach,... More 

Thank Afiena k

Travelers who viewed Beach Estates Park also viewed

Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
Nanaimo, Vancouver Island

Been to Beach Estates Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Beach Estates Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?