Family Activities:

Chesterman Beach


Chesterman Beach

Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino

More than a mile and half long, Chesterman Beach is the most popular beach in Tofino. It is very wide during low tide and is lined with residential homes. Families can take a surf lesson here from one of the many surf schools in town, go kayaking, fly a kite or have a beach fire during the breathtaking sunsets.

Things to Know/Bring: The Pacific Ocean never gets very warm and stays around 50 degrees in Tofino through most of the summer months. Make sure to bring a head-to-toe wet suit if your family plans to surf. Dogs are welcome on the beach.

Parking:Two parking lot areas are available here and the larger lot offers restrooms, changing areas and rinse off areas. Street parking is also available.

Recent Traveler Reviews

Great place for Surfing and beach walking

by iPhototraveller

Our primary interest was to photograph the surfers and this is a prime surfing area. While not as spectacular as other areas such as Hawaii, there are still good opportunities to watch and...
An expansive look at the ocean

by rssrob

Come here to see and hear the waves Rollin all the way in from japan. At least it feels like that. Makes you respect the awesomeness of mother nature