by Joanna Nesbit
Located on Cox Bay, a few miles south of Tofino, the family-oriented Pacific Sands Beach Resort offers well-appointed suites with full kitchens, dining area, TVs, outdoor decks, and gas fireplaces. For larger groups, the resort has secluded Beach Houses with one, two, or three bedrooms, soaker tubs, and outdoor decks.
The resort rents bikes for pedaling to Tofino on a paved trail, and offers surf lessons and rentals through Surf Sister Surf School, babysitting services, a DVD library, and free Wi-Fi. Other fun family extras include complimentary S’more roasts in July and August, and free kids’ camps through July and August.
Our Editor Loves
- Suites and beach houses with full kitchens
- Free summer kids' camps
- Bike and surfboard rentals
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
This was our second year in a row storm watching at Pacific Sands in February. This year we decided to take our two daughters and little grand daughter. And what do you know? They gave us the nicest suite in the place! Beautiful brand new three bedroom, three bathroom apartment with fully equipped kitchen and lovely sitting room with a gas fireplace, right on the beach. The suite had everything, including rain slickers for everyone.
The staff continue to amaze me with their enthusiasm and friendliness. We especially enjoyed talking with the carpenter building the boardwalk along Peregrine Point.
by Laurel J
My second visit to Pacific Sands Resort, and it didn’t disappoint. Love Tofino, and the resort is on Cox Bay, which is the best location for watching the waves and the surfers. Pacific Sands is conveniently located close to the town of Tofino, where there are great restaurants and amenities. The resort itself has everything you need. Small shop with some supplies, seasonal yoga, surf board and bike rentals, dvds and coffee to make your stay more enjoyable. We stayed in the lighthouse suites. A fully equipped one bedroom unit, with fireplace and a view. Friendly staff. No complaints!