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Schooner Cove

2040 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
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Loved the path we took to get there

Absolutely stunning. The way we went there also helped making the walk to the beach so special... read more

Reviewed yesterday
London, United Kingdom
So very, very good...

We ate at many places in the Tofino area but were blown away with our dinner at Schooners. We had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Considered by many to be one of the best boardwalk hikes around, you will be immersed in the natural serenity of the temperate rainforest. You can take the easy stairs to the beach, where you can gaze at the gentle waves crashing in. During low tide, an inviting passage presents itself so you can make your way to a small island where you may find bald eagles soaring above. Schooners Cove is nothing less than invigorating and rejuvinating. Truly a picturesque adventure.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“low tide” (54 reviews)
“rain forest” (29 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (32 reviews)
2040 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely stunning. The way we went there also helped making the walk to the beach so special. Please make sure you wear trainers. If you do not mind steps - a bit slippery - then please make sure you go there. When the water tide...More

Thank habs_68_08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at many places in the Tofino area but were blown away with our dinner at Schooners. We had muscles to start. My friend had the Thai hot pot and I had halibut stuffed with crab and shrimp etc. Both were amazing. Our server...More

Thank llross
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great trail in the magical forest leading to the beautiful sure. Easy to walk. For everybody at any age.

Thank anatmar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing 1km hike through the rainforest ending at a beautiful 14km of sandy Long Beach. The rainforest hike is magical and so beautiful. It's easy to miss the unmarked entrance. Just off the parking lot over the paved. The whole trail is a boardwalk/stairs....More

Thank k v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parks Canada offers guided walks to Schooner Cove. It is definitely a great experience to walk with a knowledgeable (and very entertaining) guide through the rainforest down to the Cove. However, even if the timing is off and there is no guided tour available, the...More

Thank dundr2015
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The walk to the beach is through a magnificent old growth forest of giant Cedar trees. Along a boardwalk that twists and turns and goes up and down to wend its way to the beach this has to be one of the most magical walks...More

Thank Iain C
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is a fantastic walk through one km of rainforest, up and down stairs, until you reach Schooner Cove. We did it in the rain, no one was about, slightly worried about wolves after the initial signage, but it was just fantastic and the little...More

Thank YeeHaa
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Schooner Beach is rewarding after a short hike (1km) of Schooner Cove trail from parking lot. Since hiking involved, much less people seen there and very quiet. Long beach is a 30km plus long stretch of white sand between Tofino and Ucluelet. They may have...More

Thank bigboy61455
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This was my favorite trail while visiting Tofino . Make sure to go at low tide when the whole beach is visible and you can reach the islands. After a kilometer walk you arrive at a glorious beach. It is an up and down trail...More

Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Great walk down to the beach and a great way to spend the day! Boardwalk down! Make sure the tide is out to see the whole beach!

Thank mpcrozier
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