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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Beach Estates Park

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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 20 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 14
  • 3
    Very good
  • 1
  • 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 23 July 2016
Add Photo Write a Review

20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 19: English reviews
Nanaimo, Canada
Level Contributor
208 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Walk east towards the ocean off Departure Bay Road, down a trail past a river. The wood steps can be slippery after rain. The trail goes down to the beach, and at low tide you can walk in either direction along the stoney beach.

Thank 29carfrae
Level Contributor
33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 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
61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 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
131 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 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 20 August 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
373 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 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 1 August 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
105 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 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 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 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 1 August 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

Travellers who viewed Beach Estates Park also viewed

Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
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?