Absolutely awesome Beach !
Rating – 5/5
Visiting Tofino was one of the dreams I chased while on deputation in Vancouver, Canada. Being a non resident it’s considered usually difficult to travel long distances in a foreign country but my love for beaches and the adventurist in me planned this excursion to Tofino over a long weekend in 2014.
We started from Horseshoe Bay early morning by boarding a ferry to Nanaimo. Nanaimo is at a distance of 30 nautical miles and it takes an hour and forty minutes of travel time. We reached right on time and the next step in the plan was to rent a pre-booked car from Enterprise (who were courteous enough to pick us up from Nanaimo Terminal)
Once the formalities were completed we were on our way to Parksville where we had planned our overnight stay and take a tour of the surrounding areas of ParksVille (more on that in a separate review).
Through a scenic and trouble free drive we reached the famous Chesterman beach located to the South of Tofino. It’s an absolute delight for beach lovers with pure white sand and has ample space so as not to feel overcrowded.
One of the unique features witnessed was the fact that one side of water looked like blue in color and the other side as green. A part of the beach was rocky and it was an experience itself to climb the rocks and observe the waves from a height. On the other side there are nice green top hills overlooking the Chesterman beach, all this makes the overall scenery so exquisite that you can pass an entire by soaking in the views of the surrounding and you won’t get bored.
Talking about the Parking, there is enough space available and the best part is it’s free of any charges though the spots are a bit secluded so don’t forget to lock your vehicle and you would just do fine.
In a nutshell it’s a scenic location frequented by families and a good spot to start with the basics of surfing.