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“Calm & Relaxing”
Review of Newcastle Island

Newcastle Island
Ranked #4 of 82 things to do in Nanaimo
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Went over late morning & stayed most of the day. Took over a cooler with snacks & drinks. It was very dry due to the hot summer. Had a great day on the beach & in the water (a little cool). I didn't venture out around the island, but many did.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Ferry to the island is only c$5 return. We went on an extremely hot day and very much enjoyed it. We did cut our trip short due to the heat which was a disappointment as we were looking forward to a longer walk. We did however have a very good bowl of seafood chowder at the cafe near the ferry jetty. Recommended.

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Saysutshun (Newcastle Island) is just a short passenger ferry ride from Nanaimo harbour.

Bring good walking shoes, a picnic and a camera.

There are many beaches that are excellent for picnics or a quick swim. And there are plenty of trails for walking although not all of them are accessible for people with physical disability.

Keep an eye out for wildlife like raccoons, herons, deer and a multitude of birds.

The walking trails present many opportunities for stunning views of the ocean and mountains and of Nanaimo itself. Watch the ferries come through into Departure Bay of you are so inclined.

The beaches on the Nanaimo side of the island are great for finding oyster and clam shells and the occasional moon snail.

Before you leave, make sure to stop in to the restaurant to read up on the island history and grab and ice cream!

Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Took the grandchildren for the day. Had a great time. Called my son he came over no traffic no worries. All as we did was walk and enjoy. The family want to go back and camp.

Thank U2484WNjeffreys
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great little island to visit for the day. Nice cheap ferry ride across. Lots to do and explore the ice cream was awsome.

Thank Cori B
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