My family and I have been coming to Bates Beach for 7 summers now, ever since my son was 2. The kids (him and his cousins) excitedly look forward to this trip every year. We stay in the condos which have a breathtaking 180 degree view. The units are basic, but clean. I've never had an issue with no AC (previous poster). The units I have used have had ceiling fans when it was really hot. But usually we don't even need those as there is a good breeze from the ocean. Friendly, helpful staff at the campground. At low tide, there is lots of sand right in front of the condos, and over just to the right of the campground there is sand always no matter what the tide. The kids never get tired of beach-combing, swimming, digging in the sand, and kayaking. We have done several excursion from here - Seal Bay hiking, Farmer's Market, fishing - but the days on the beach are the ones we enjoy the most! Have already been back this summer, and look forward to another trip next month!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Courtenay, BC's most beautiful resort location - Bates Beach Oceanfront Resort. Located just north of the town of Courtenay, on Georgia Straight, Bates Beach boasts beautiful rocky beaches, great fishing, and a gorgeous natural atmosphere. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bates Beach Oceanfront Resort Courtenay, Vancouver Island, Canada