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Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

Rathtrevor Rd, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1T2, Canada
+1 250-474-1336
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Great experience at low tide

We came during a very low tide and had a great time wandering the tide pools looking for crabs... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nice view

Minutes away from the resort drive in Parksville. It is currently under renovation. The kids were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
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“low tide” (69 reviews)
“tidal pools” (25 reviews)
Rathtrevor Rd, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1T2, Canada
+1 250-474-1336
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came during a very low tide and had a great time wandering the tide pools looking for crabs, sand dollars, clams and shrimp. The water edge was almost a kilometer from shore at low tide.

Thank dbaaronson
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Minutes away from the resort drive in Parksville. It is currently under renovation. The kids were only here to play with the sand but it was warm enough that about two dozen people were swimming at the beach.

Thank Wenyager
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love love love Rathtrevor! Amazing place to visit in the summer with the tide in or out. Highly recommend for families with children.

Thank TravelwKiddies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before planning a trip to Parksville it is good to check the tide schedule ( dates and times) and time it such that you can experience the lowest and highest tide.

Thank Loana2005
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful well kept park. The beach is incredible to walk when the tide is out. You can walk hundreds of feet out to the water's edge and in the little pools left behind when the tide goes out there are all kinds of small marine...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 1 week ago

You must visit! Super beautiful huge, beaches that stretch out for kilometres (it seems). Views of the Mainland mountains. The beach is perfect for relaxing, walking, and discovering critters, crabs, and shells. Perfect for kids and all ages. Great picnic area too!

Thank Corey Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just spent a week at the Sunrise Beach Resort and it was lovely. Walking distance, in my case driving (bad knees) distance from our room. We stopped by on a week day and looked it over but did not get out of the car...More

Thank B0b_Linda
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we meet people who plan to travel to Vancouver Island, I always recommend a stop at Rathtrevor. We have been visiting it and camping there for at least 20 years and I never tire of it. It is practically in the middle of the...More

Thank VictoriaTraveller15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice beach worth checking out while in Parksville. Best to check the tide schedule before you go. During low tide you can walk out quite a ways to explore the beach. Campground looks nice though we didn't stay there.

Thank beaker62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neat to walk out at low tide, but it's pretty stinky. Just be prepared! Good walking trails but not for dogs.

Thank Ronn B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How much is firewood?
9 June 2017|
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Response from heeter_lyn23 | Reviewed this property |
Firewood is about $8 for a small bundle, enough maybe for one evening.
Cassandra M
What time does the gates close at and what time do they open.
17 March 2017|
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Response from Ken M | Reviewed this property |
Cell service fine. There are bathrooms not sure about dogs
What level of cell service have you experienced in this park? - would love to hear what people's experience with cell reception in various areas of the park (camping and day use) have been recently
12 September 2016|
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Response from Sangeeta M | Reviewed this property |
We were at the day use beach area and had no problem with cell coverage there....hope it helps