We stayed for two nights in an oceanfront site and like this property better than almost anywhere else we have camped. The beach is perfect for kayaking, fishing or beachcombing. I loved being able to slip into my kayak and paddle with the seals less than 10 minutes away in Seal Bay Park. The campsites are close together but you can enjoy the sounds of waves lapping on the beach because it is well managed. We had neighbours who cranked up their music and were getting drunk and disorderly, but the campground manager dealt with it right away and the rest of our stay was uneventful - except for the stunning sunsets and wonderful paddling. The bathrooms are spotless and showers are cheap. Make sure to hike the trails at Seal Bay Nature Park - its a 10 minute walk to the park or a short 3 minute drive to the parking lot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Courtenay, BC's most beautiful resort location - Bates Beach Oceanfront Resort. Located just north of the town of Courtenay, on Georgia Straight, Bates Beach boasts beautiful rocky beaches, great fishing, and a gorgeous natural atmosphere. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bates Beach Oceanfront Resort Courtenay, Vancouver Island, Canada