Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

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Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

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Pitch your tent at this idyllic camping spot and spend your vacation exploring dense fir forests, sandy beaches and sparkling waters perfect for swimming.

There are many reasons why Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park is a favorite destination for outdoorsy people of all ages. Look and listen for signs of local wildlife as you comb the wide stretches of beautiful beach and walk the forest trails. Come for the day or take advantage of the excellent facilities spread across the park’s campsites.

Although Rathtrevor Beach is now a well-loved vacation destination, it retains the rugged spirit of its early years. Its name comes from Willian Rath, who in 1886 chose this area as the site of his log cabin. Facilities have improved, particularly since the area was named a provincial park in 1967. Make the most of this ideal place to get back to nature.

Come to the park in different seasons for totally different experiences. The character of the place is shaped by the flora and fauna that live here. In spring, pick your way through beaches packed with seabirds drawn in by the herring breeding season. Between February and May, look for huge numbers of Brant geese migrating through the park

Swim in the sea during summer, when the temperature of the water is just right. After, relax on the beach as the sun dries you off. When the tides are right, take to the waves for some windsurfing.

Fishing is another popular activity here. Again, your catch will be dependent on the time of year. Expect more bountiful catches during breeding seasons.

One of the reasons that the park is so popular is that its trails are easy to walk and bike for people of many ages and abilities. Wind your way through tall fir and cedar forests and pause at viewing points to take in the amazing ocean vistas. Stop at the Rathtrevor Beach Nature House, which hosts activities designed for young nature enthusiasts.

Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park is best reached by car. Parksville is just under 2 miles (4 kilometers) to the west. Camping fees vary seasonally. In the summer, reserve in advance, as the park attracts many families looking for an unforgettable way to spend their vacation.

Top Hotels Close to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

Coast Parksville Hotel
Coast Parksville Hotel
2.5 out of 5
374 West Island Highway, Parksville, BC, V9P 1K8
The price is CA $99 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this hotel in Parksville. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and free supervised kid's activities. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (512 reviews)
"Clean spacious rooms"

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Coast Parksville Hotel
Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort
Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort
3 out of 5
1175 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC, V9P2E3
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly condo in Parksville. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy beds ...
4/5 Very Good! (342 reviews)
"Our favourite place to stay in Parksville. Quiet, relaxing and close to the beach and trails. Our room is like a little apartment with all the comforts of home!"

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
3.5 out of 5
1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC, V9P2E3
The price is CA $229 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 3.5-star beach resort in Parksville. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (962 reviews)
"Great accommodation in a beautiful setting. We would definitely return."

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
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Best Lodging Options Near Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

Coast Parksville Hotel
Coast Parksville Hotel
2.5 out of 5
374 West Island Highway, Parksville, BC, V9P 1K8
The price is CA $99 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Coast Parksville Hotel
Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort
Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort
3 out of 5
1175 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC, V9P2E3
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Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
3.5 out of 5
1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC, V9P2E3
The price is CA $229 per night from May 23 to May 24
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Oceanside Village Resort
Oceanside Village Resort
4 out of 5
1080 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC, V9P 2E3
Oceanside Village Resort
Bayside Resort, Ascend Hotel Collection
Bayside Resort, Ascend Hotel Collection
3 out of 5
240 Dogwood St, Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
The price is CA $179 per night from May 23 to May 24
Bayside Resort, Ascend Hotel Collection
Ocean Trails Resort
Ocean Trails Resort
3.5 out of 5
1135 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC, V9P 2T6
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#17 Tanglewood Pl - 2bd 2bth BEACH FRONT 2-level unit - Beach, sun, sand & relax
#17 Tanglewood Pl - 2bd 2bth BEACH FRONT 2-level unit - Beach, sun, sand & relax
Parksville, BC
#17 Tanglewood Pl - 2bd 2bth BEACH FRONT 2-level unit - Beach, sun, sand & relax
Luxury Townhome in the Forest -5 min to the Beach
Luxury Townhome in the Forest -5 min to the Beach
Parksville, BC
Luxury Townhome in the Forest -5 min to the Beach
Tanglewood 32 ~ Oceanfront Condo ~ New Listing
Tanglewood 32 ~ Oceanfront Condo ~ New Listing
Parksville, BC
Tanglewood 32 ~ Oceanfront Condo ~ New Listing
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