I’m planning a 4 day trips to the Pacific Rim National Park in early August 2010. For now, I’m looking at staying in Tofino or Ucluelet. Where should I stay assuming my priorities are:
1-Walk on a nice long desert beach. Look at big waves breaking on rocks.
2-Try kayaking or try surf.
3-See some wildlife (bears, whales).
4-Avoid driving as much as possible. I will have a car.
Because of priority #4, I think Ucluelet may be a better option because it is closer to Nanaimo. Are best beaches closer to Tofino or Ucluelet? There is already a post with a similar question but my needs and priorities are different. I already have two different cottages (one in each place) in minds and both are within budget and available for the dates that I need. You do not need to recommend hotels or cottages.
Your comments or suggestions please. Thank you for all your help