We can never resist some beach time wherever we go. On our Vancouver Island trip, we were blessed with perfect beach weather. One of the beaches we stopped at for some fun was Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, a Provincial Park in Parksville, British Columbia, Canada.
The sandy beach is the main attraction. At low tide, it stretches nearly a kilometre out into the Strait of Georgia. When we were there, boy did it feel like it stretched out forever. There was so much space that it felt like we had a large part of the beach to ourselves, even though it was a busy day. There was plenty of space for Jacob to have a peaceful nap and for us to be able to teach the girls how to fly a kite.
Low tide was also great for exploring its sandy pools. We found more Sand Dollars than you could even imagine; it was fascinating! Everywhere we turned, there were more and more Sand Dollars laying there in the sand. We didn’t take any of course; many people don’t realize that until they turn all white, they are actually living creatures! Sand Dollars are a species of extremely flattened, burrowing sea urchins. We even found a huge crab to show the kids. It was a great day exploring the ocean floor.
Take a look at this incredible Pacific Northwest paradise:
Rathtrevor Beach was a real slice of Pacific Northwest Paradise. Exploring a beach that stretches out a kilometre at low tide was perfect for the kids, especially with all the space for flying a kite and sand pools to explore. It made for a magical family day!