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Chesterman Beach

Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Great beach..easy to get too..very clean..huge waves..very good for surfing.. Very near Tofino so... read more

Reviewed yesterday
treacy c
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
via mobile
A walk on the beach/s

Targeted a stay in Tofino this time of year to enjoy walking uncrowded beaches, enjoying the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kathleen D
Waimea, Hawaii
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“frank island” (72 reviews)
“low tide” (113 reviews)
“great beach” (57 reviews)
Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great beach..easy to get too..very clean..huge waves..very good for surfing.. Very near Tofino so easy to access.. Clean sea but a bit cold..Need wet suits.. Good all year for dramatic seas..

Thank treacy c
Reviewed 2 days ago

Targeted a stay in Tofino this time of year to enjoy walking uncrowded beaches, enjoying the boardwalks, and seeing this part of the island even with a bit of mist🙃 A good visit and special lunches at the W. Inn and Wolf and Fog welcome...More

Thank Kathleen D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fell in love with this beach. Beautiful sand, lots of islands, not many people! Great place to watch the sun set too😊

Thank JanE468
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great introduction to Tofino: we even got the atmospherics of moisture clouding up the beach at high tide. Driftwood Cafe for lunch with a view (try the green apple juice based smoothie with kale spinach peach etc). Then a walk back in full sun...More

Thank GOM52
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful spot but very windy on day I was there. Nice place for a walk to listen and watch ocean. Stroll out to look at the ocean life in various pools depending on tide. Relaxing beauty at it's finest.

Thank Luke L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Most of the beaches are amazing here in Tofino, but this one sets it apart. A little more quaint/charming. Nice trails nearby too!

Thank Corey Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great broad beach at low tide, and still very walkable at high tide. Fun walking out to Frank's Island at low tide and watching surfers.

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach was recommended by a waitress and we're glad she sent us there. The tide was out and we were able to walk out to an island to watch the waves crashing in on the weather side. There were lots of surfers and SUP'ers....More

Thank Lloyd_I_M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach, in it's natural state with rockpools, plenty of sand, gorgeous views, bordered by fir trees (private property) and little islands. It's long and wide so even on a busy day you could walk and it not feel crowded. The sunsets there are pretty...More

Thank J H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful spot, with a huge beach that is exposed when the tide is out. Wonderful for long walks, and fun to watch the surfers.

Thank Patti C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Any rip tides on Chesterton? Is it safe for kids to swim?
8 June 2017|
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Response from fsjHunter | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely safe for kids to swim!!! They might not get in all the way cuz it's rippin cold but...... Absolutely safe for kids. When tide is up, the water isn't very deep. No big waves either.
Rolf P
Ithink you should rent a cottage at chesterman beach. you can bring the whole family. do not overdress.
11 March 2017|
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Response from Coreen E | Reviewed this property |
What is the question Trip Advisor says you have? This is more of a statement..
What is the best time of year to vist? Nice weather and fishing trips, thanks for looking, Karen.
9 March 2017|
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Response from Rolf P | Reviewed this property |
hi Karen have been in Tofino few times. I think weather wise August and September is the best. the place you are looking for is about a mile before the town, it is a left turn drive past the parking and shower huts make a... More