Coming from a life of hectic schedules and city noise we absolutely cherish the opportunities we get to run away from it all and hang out in our tent close to nature. One of our favourite place to go is the west coast of Vancouver Island,Tofino and Ucluelet area specifically. Given that we sometimes fly by the seat of our pants and arrive without a reservation - it can be a little daunting.
We normally stay in Tofino at a couple popular camping places but the past few times it has proven to be rather lack luster. The droves of people packed into these popular sites produces a lot of late night noise and it is far from relaxing.
On the recommendation of a friend we decided to check out Long Beach Campground.
After reading some mixed reviews on here we were a little nervous
but we showed up at the Long Beach Campground office and we are so happy we did.
The place is truly a gem in between our 2 favourite west coast towns. It is not fancy. BUT the camping spots are spacious and have lots of trees around them to make it feel very private. The place was very clean. The bathrooms with FREE showers was such a treat and despite heavy use they were maintained and clean.
The staff working the desk was really down to earth and friendly. We got a low down on all the best places to surf and what to do. They all seem to really love the wildlife as we were given quite a stringent talk about being BEAR AWARE and keeping our sites clean. This is nice to see
As we are both beach goers we were thrilled to be literally minutes away from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world - LONG BEACH - and according to the staff - if you are surfer - it is the best place to surf in the summer - it has the best summertime waves in Canada.
I think STOKED was inserted in there somewhere.
WE will definitely be back and highly recommend this place to everyone.
Bonus with having a fully licensed restaurant there. HUGE burgers and ice cold beer.
Thank you LONG BEACH CAMPGROUND - YOU ROCK!
ps...please get better signage on the highway...so people know you are there.
All the best,
Tia and Brian Lee.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Long Beach Campground is the perfect spot for a family vacation, a surfing adventure, or a laid-back getaway. Nestled in the ancient rainforest, the Long Beach Golf Course Campground offers 76 campsites in a wilderness setting and is only a few minutes drive from the waves of the world famous Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park. Ideally situated between Tofino and Ucluelet, the Long Beach Golf Course and Campground's central location allows quick access to all the local attractions. Combine a stay at our campground with one of the many unique amenities that the Long Beach Golf Course and Campground has to offer. * 18 Hole Mini Putt * Driving Range * Championship 9 hole course * Paintball * On site RedCan Gourmet take-out * Cold Beer * Ice cream / snacks ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Long Beach Golf Course & Campground Tofino, Canada - Vancouver Island