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Pacific Sands Beach Resort
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Tofino
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Reviewed September 1, 2014

Wonderful beachfront location and great room/suite really made this place. Stunning Cox's Bay where the light and tide change all the time making for a mesmerising location. We had a beach from suite and the view from the balcony was wonderful... hard to leave in fact to go out for the day. Great facilities in the property, everything you need to cater for yourself if you want to and a very comfortable bed and very spacious lounge area. We were sad to leave after 4 nights, would love to return. Staff at reception really helpful and friendly, easy 10minute drive into Tofino itself. Scenery and location hard to beat, no wonder people return every year. Surfers out at all ties not our thing but that did not matter, beach a wonderful place for running, beach coming and just relaxing and watching the surf.

Room Tip: I think it is worth paying for the beach front suites....you will not regret it.
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Reviewed September 1, 2014

Spent three nights at Pacific Sands to attend a family wedding. There were three of us in a Lighthouse Suite which was comfortable and well equipped. There is plenty of space between the accommodation so nowhere felt crowded and plenty of family games are available for use by guests. Access to the beach is easy and surfing seems to be the main attraction, there are warnings to swimmers about undercurrents. The staff on reception could not have been more helpful, they arranged for the Pacific Sands shuttle bus to run wedding guests to the reception and when one of our daughter needed a Doctor whilst we were there they were fantastic.

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Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lovely view, steps from the sandy beach, great accommodation and very welcoming to our two dogs. Attended a beach wedding on site that was perfect in every way.
We cooked in the kitchen everyday and BBQ'd with another beach house full of guests.

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Reviewed August 31, 2014

need to know that the ocean is too cold to swim in summer. Need a wet suit
Lots of fog till noon most days Go see the Maguerite in down town Tofiino who sells fresh crab that her sons have caught the very same day at Long Beach
for $1 she will kill and clean your deaganuses crab. Just boil them for 10 min and dip in garlic butter. YUMM!!!!!! What a treat

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2014

We've been staying here since 1974, the year after the Pettinger family bought it. Rooms and kitchens are well equipped and the view of and proximity to the beach are wonderful. This trip we stayed in the 3 bedroom beach house (with our adult children), which has a fully accessible ground floor bedroom and bathroom with wheel in shower. Cellphone and wi-fi service spotty. Make reservations far in advance in order to avoid disappointment. The beach is beautiful in the sunshine or in the rain, and the surfers don't give up till full dark. Cox Bay is situated just north of Pacific Rim National Park and 10 minutes south of Tofino.

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Reviewed August 28, 2014

The resort provides an awesome location and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The BBQ areas are great and the fire pit provides a lot of fun for kids and a great social area for adults. Great opportunity to meet people.

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Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you go to Tofino, you must stay at Pacific Sands. Amazing, amazing facilities and our room was literally 20 steps from the beach. Tofino has a unique tourist atmosphere. It attracts the surfers and families as well as the affluent. Pacific Sands is a perfect middle ground for families looking for an amazing holiday.

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Additional Information about Pacific Sands Beach Resort

Address: 1421 Pacific Rim Hwy. | Box 237, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Tofino
#3 Green Hotel in Tofino
#4 Family Hotel in Tofino
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Tofino
Price Range: $151 - $464 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pacific Sands Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pacific Sands Beach Resort is located on 41 pristine acres of property and 2500 feet of ocean front on Cox Bay. Adjacent to the Pacific Rim National Park all suites and Luxury Beach Houses offer spectacular ocean or beach front views, mesmerizing sunsets and breathtaking storm watching. A walk to Pettinger Point is a must. Enjoy unrivaled culinary splendors at one of Tofino's many restaurants. Adventure tours of the Clayoquot Sound, beach combing and surfing are the most popular activities. ... more   less 
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