One of the things my Husband most wanted me to see on our recent trip to Tofino, was Long Beach.  He had happy memories of his Family taking him there when he was a child, and he wished me to see just how amazing it was.  Long Beach is a part of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve , so there is a small fee to visit it – you can get a Day Pass, or one for several days, which will save you money. It is definitely worthwhile, as you will want to visit it, and the other beaches, more than once. 🙂

Entrance to Long Beach

Entrance to Long Beach

    One of the first things we saw ( other than lots of Surfers ) as we walked from the car to the beach, was Incinerator Rock, which was pretty awesome.  The sun was out, it was warm, but everything looked a little bit misty/hazy.

Incinerator Rock

Incinerator Rock

     The beach seemed to go on forever ( yes, it lived up to its name ) 😉 so we were able to have a leisurely stroll, enjoying the view, with the waves lapping at our feet. We took so many pictures of waves and Surfers – the place had a really cool vibe to it.

Long Beach

Long Beach

          One of the cutest things we saw while walking along the beach was a Mother showing her children how to balance on a surfboard – it was absolutely adorable.

Surfing Technique

Surfing Technique

     The waves were just incredible, and it was fascinating watching all the people surfing.  I would imagine that the water was very cold, and we had no desire to find out.

Long Beach Waves

Long Beach Waves

     Even though there were a lot of people there, it never felt crowded, due to the sheer size of the beach.  There were plenty of places to lay on your lounge chairs or towels, and still have your privacy.  It would be a great place to spend an entire day, if you had the time.

Long Beach Little Surfer Girl

Long Beach Little Surfer Girl

Serious Surfers

 

     I’ve never been anywhere, before this, where people were so incredibly mellow.  It was great to see everyone so relaxed, and having a good time – absolutely no stress on Long Beach. It is a place I would certainly like to visit again some day.

 

Waiting For the Right Wave

Waiting For the Right Wave

 

 

 

 

 


1 Comments

  1. Phyllis and Donna, July 26, 2015:

    Dear Heather, Loved your story of your trip to Long Beach, I also had never been there. Phyllis and I were planning a trip to go sometime this summer. I want to cement a date sooner after reading and seeing your photos. I had the same kind of yearning to see Metchosin 65 yrs. later. It was a magical memory and wonderful to return to with my Love.

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