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“A Beautiful Beach to Surf or Visit”
Review of Chesterman Beach

Chesterman Beach
Ranked #1 of 52 things to do in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
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Victoria, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“A Beautiful Beach to Surf or Visit”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Chesterman Beach is my favourite beach in Tofino! It has great beginner surf and sunrises and sunsets to die for. A must-see in Tofino and one of the most beautiful places in the world! As a bonus, if you liked the movie One Week with Joshua Jackson, his end scenes were shot here ;).

Visited March 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
213 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“GORGEOUS”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

We loved this beach. We stayed on South Chesterman and walked it everyday. Sunset was amazing. Surfed North Chesterman....also lovely.

Visited March 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Favourite place in Tofino”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

We stay on this beach whenever we come to Tofino. It's magical in any type of weather, and with just a glint of sunlight shimmers the most amazing palette of silvers and golds.

Visited March 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“nice walk”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Great beach for a walk and a chance to watch some cold water Surfers too. The sandbar at low tide is extensive. Lots of kelp, seabirds and on windy days, lots of surf.

Visited March 2013
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VANCOUVER, BC
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“A very beautiful expanse of beach”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Chesterman Beach is a very popular surfing beach. The day we walked along it was stormy and incredibly wet - it was a fantastic walk!! Be courtious of the residents when choosing your "on street" parking as this can get very busy. Chesterman Beach is a "wallet conscious" alternative to Long Beach, which charges a hefty day rate for use of the beach and parking area. In my opinion Chesterman Beach is superior in views and beach walk scenery.

Visited February 2013
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