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Long Beach
Travel Guide

Long Beach featuring general coastal views and a sandy beach

The national reserve’s longest beach is home to marine wildlife, stunning views and crashing waves that lure surfers to these shores.

Long Beach lives up to its name by stretching across 10 miles (16 kilometers) of Vancouver Island’s scenic west coast. The beach, known for its surfing and marine wildlife, is part of the Pacific Rim National Reserve. As the sun sets over the horizon, relax on the soft sand and watch the water glisten with changing hues.

As its name suggests, this stretch of sand is the longest in the Pacific Rim National Reserve. Although the coastline has a rugged, rocky appearance, the sand is very fine and soft. Trek for miles along the coast and listen to the calming sound of waves gently lapping or violently crashing onto the shore. Follow trails leading from the ocean inland through the rainforest.

Let the kids play and make sand castles or collect driftwood on the beach. Climb to the top of Incinerator Rock for breathtaking views of sand, water and forests.

Take advantage of the large waves to practice surfing. Try to capture the perfect photo of a friend or family member riding the waves. In the spring you may also see gray or humpback whales. The beach is popular in winter among storm watchers.

Use the many amenities: picnic tables, outdoor showers and bathrooms. Enjoy a picnic with the family in front of the setting sun as it descends beyond the horizon.

Sit around a bonfire in the evening and play games or musical instruments with friends. You can stay at a resort in the area or reserve a spot at a camping site. Bring wetsuits to brave the cold ocean water. There is a small fee for entrance to the beach.

Long Beach is located in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on the west coast of Vancouver Island. To the north, you will find Schooner Cove; to the south is Combers Beach. From Tofino, drive south for 10 minutes to reach Long Beach, which is about 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) away. Use the convenient parking lots along the beach.

Waters Edge Shoreside Suites
Waters Edge Shoreside Suites
3.5 out of 5
1971 Harbour Crescent, Ucluelet, BC
The price is £106 per night from 28 Apr to 29 Apr
Offering direct access to the beach, this Ucluelet hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Ucluelet Big Beach, Wild Pacific Trail and Little Beach. Amphitrite Point Lighthouse ...
4.4/5Excellent! (990 reviews)
"The location and the suite were beautiful. We throughly enjoyed the proximity to all that Ucluelet has to offer & the ability to come back & relax in the suite."

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2021

Waters Edge Shoreside Suites
Best Western Plus Tin Wis Resort
Best Western Plus Tin Wis Resort
2.5 out of 5
1119 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £140 per night from 20 Apr to 21 Apr
Located in Tofino, this beachfront hotel is in a national park and within a 15-minute walk of Clayoquot Sound and Mackenzie Beach. Chesterman Beach and Cox Bay ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (993 reviews)
"We thought the staff was excellent. Helpful, hospitable and friendly. The grounds are beautiful and the location is fantastic."

Reviewed on 14 Apr 2021

Best Western Plus Tin Wis Resort
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
4 out of 5
596 Marine Drive, Ucluelet, BC
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Offering direct access to the beach, this Ucluelet resort is within a 10-minute walk of Ucluelet Big Beach and Wild Pacific Trail. Ucluelet Aquarium and Clayoquot ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (623 reviews)
"Beautiful location with spectacular view. Good access to the beach for exploring and the trails for walking. Only limits were Covid related- difficult to get a table at the restaurant and seating in the lounge was difficult with kids."

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2021

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Reef Point Cottages
Reef Point Cottages
3 out of 5
1012 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet, BC
Situated near the beach, this cottage is within a 5-minute walk of Terrace Beach and Little Beach. Amphitrite Point Lighthouse and Ucluelet Aquarium are also ...
4.2/5Very Good! (298 reviews)
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Reef Point Cottages. Check-in was very easy, everything was in excellent condition, and the location is within easy walking distance of the beautiful Wild Pacific Trail."

Reviewed on 7 Apr 2021

Reef Point Cottages
Mackenzie Beach Resort
Mackenzie Beach Resort
2 out of 5
1101 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino, BC
Offering direct access to the beach, this Tofino cabin is within 1 mi (2 km) of Clayoquot Sound and Mackenzie Beach. Chesterman Beach is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) ...
3.5/5Good! (63 reviews)
"Lovely little beachfront cabin with everything you need for a couple or family get-away. Can watch the sand and surf from the comfort of couch or kitchen table during rest or meals."

Reviewed on 5 Apr 2021

Mackenzie Beach Resort
Waterfront Condo by Onlybc @202
Waterfront Condo by Onlybc @202
151 Eik RD, B202, Tofino, BC
Situated on the beach, this condo is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Clayoquot Sound and within 3 miles (5 km) of Mackenzie Beach and Chesterman Beach. Eagle Aerie Gallery ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Great location
"The place was very clean, the view was really nice and everything is only steps away. We enjoyed the privacy while being so close to restaurants, shops and trails."

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2020

Waterfront Condo by Onlybc @202
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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