Beach camping near Courtenay

As the largest city in Vancouver Island’s lush Comox Valley, Courtenay makes a great basecamp.

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theDoighouse Earthship

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Qualicum Bay, BC
Have you ever imagined a house built from tires, dirt, pop cans, and concrete? Welcome to theDoighouse Earthship, an eco-retreat nestled in the forest, mere minutes from Qualicum Bay waterfront. Our location is a haven for adventurers and peace-seekers alike, offering easy access to the natural wonders of Vancouver Island. Just an hour north of Nanaimo, our property serves as an ideal base for day trips to Hornby, Denman, and Lasqueti Islands. Or don’t leave the island and spend the afternoon eating delicious fresh-made doughnuts at the famous Old Country Market in Coombs, home to the iconic goats on the roof, it’s only a 20-minute drive from our doorstep. Or 10 minutes to the waterfront and delicious ice cream at the Cone Zone. Stay local and discover forest trails, a children's playground, and a bike park right in our neighbourhood. Lighthouse Country area teems with opportunities for exploration, from pristine beaches including Sunny Beach and scenic Spider and Horne Lakes to an array of hiking paths, or if you climb, consider the Horne Lake Caves! Use your All Trails App to discover the Wilson Woodlot and Lost Runners Trails. Urban legend has it that it was the running shoes that were lost, not the people wearing them! Or stop here for a night en route to and from the mainland to Ucluelet or Tofino for world-class surfing, or if skiing is your calling, Mount Washington is just a 45-minute drive away. You can pitch your tent in our gardens, park your RV on the edge of the forest, or stay in our cozy tiny cabin. You can wander in the gardens and check out a young permaculture food forest filled with fruit and hazelnut trees, berries, and all that good stuff! Our Earthship, currently under construction, is all about exploring a low-impact lifestyle, off-grid living in an energy-efficient dwelling built from recycled materials. It is love for the planet, and people and sharing of abundance that makes this project come alive. Attend a group tour, or arrange for your own private tour where Tony will spend a couple of hours with you, sharing theDoighouse project, and answering any and all questions you may have. We also offer workshops and other onsite activities. For more info check out our website www.thedoighouse.com/events. On arrival, you will be greeted by Bentley (our standard poodle), Mabel (mouser extraordinaire) and the 'hens' who generously gift fresh eggs daily. Come visit, tour, and stay. Susan and Tony Doig
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Nile Point - Oceanfront Camping

5 sites · Lodging, Tents20 acres · Sunshine Coast, BC
Hi, my name is Dave. My family and I would like to welcome you to Nile Point, a secluded campsite located on 20 acres of privately owned, oceanfront property on Nelson Island, BC. I consider it the closest thing to paradise. The first you'll need to know about this property is that it's only accessible by boat. This is what makes the campsite so secluded and peaceful. Transportation to and from the island is included with your stay. The stunning 15 minute boat ride to and from Nile Point is one of the many things that makes this a truly unique experience. The second thing you'll need to know is that we offer TWO SITES on the property, a 10x16 TENT PLATFORM and a OCEANFRONT CANVAS TENT WITH ENSUITE (NEW!) with king size bed, in-tent ensuite bathroom and fully stocked outdoor kitchen with potable water, bar fridge and BBQ We have one canoe, one one-person kayak, and a paddleboard. Bring your own water exploring devices if you wish. Our beach is rocky (it ain't a sandy beach!), so bring your good water/rock shoes! This is a great place to stay and explore if you love the wild. It's off the grid, so if you want to unplug from devices and do nothing but relax or play in the ocean and explore the forest, it's perfect. That said, there is cell reception should you need it and a solar charger if you need to charge your devices. There's free parking at the pickup/drop off location in Egmont. Egmont offers a pub, a fancy restaurant, and a charming convenience store with wi-fi. We can take you in to town during your stay for an additional charge. Feel free to reach out with any questions you might have about the property. We hope to see you this summer! Dave
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Tyee Valley Farm

14 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · BC
Join us on our family farm. We have our first few sites open to let you join us and relax in the forest. Site 1 and 2 are drive-in sites. Site 3 is a tent-only site. These sites will welcome you to recharge in nature. Dark night skies will open you to all the majesty of our solar system. Each standard campsite has a flat gravel surface suitable for tents, smaller RV's, shorter travel trailers, truck campers, rooftop tents, camper vans and similar. We have a tent pad site as well for cyclists or motorbikes. Small trailers up to 16 feet may be usable, but access may be tight. Please note, that while there is a campfire ban, camp stoves and propane fire pits are permitted. Easy access to Mt Washington and Strathcona Park, local beaches, rivers and more.
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The Glamping Beachcomber

1 site · Lodging18 acres · Campbell River, BC
Wake up surrounded by the stunning sights and sounds of nature. It's your panoramic view! Just 300 meters from the beaches of the Strait of Georgia, nestled on an acreage of family property is The Glamping Beachcomber. This oasis consists of a spacious canvas tent on large, fenced, wrap around deck (with room for your camping tent for 2 additional people). It’s well-furnished inside and out with an outdoor covered, supplied kitchen. Step off the deck and choose your path! If Oyster River is your destination, the nature trail will take you there. Stop along the way for a swim, picnic, paddle, driftwood fort building, maybe try your campfire building skills! Or meander above the shoreline along the driftwood covered shore on one side of you and past acres of distillery farmland and the Oyster River Estuary on your right. Where the river meets the sea just around the corner, it’s not uncommon to find a seal bobbing and heron near the shoreline, and maybe an eagle further out on the sandbar waiting for their seafood meal. To smell the forest, sea, and freshness of a flowing river all in one breath doesn’t happen many places, but it’s here every day. Deer, rabbits, herons and eagles are a near certainty right on our property. Currently there is a Great Horned Owl’s nest with 50 meters and you may catch sighting of the owlets. The bright sunny fielded forest alongside the beach blends together these experiences so seamlessly. And If a touch of civilization appeals, you'll find the essentials just past the nature trail, or a short drive away. Just beyond our property at Salmon Point… Shelter Point Distillery tastings and tours. Oyster River plaza (Grocery store, liquor store, pizza and coffee, and a medical clinic/pharmacy). Sandy Saratoga beach (water sport rentals) across the Oyster River. Miracle Beach Provincial Park. Saratoga Speedway on Saturday nights. Golf and mini golf. And we're 15 min drive to the bottom of Mt Washington, popular for hiking, ziplining, mountain biking and competition. Or, pocket your keys, and stay put. You really are in the thick of it! As a Glamping Beachcomber, natures majesty is your panoramic view. It's a complete holiday right here on the property.
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Longleat House Spirit Return

15 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Nanoose Bay, BC
Three open sites-each private, possible power, house water, vehicles with trailers up to 35 ft maximum as 90 degree right turn past horse stable required immediately - bucolic 8 acres cleared acres with mature trees for shade, equestrian zones, rare wood chip covered path to creek-THE GLEN. One night stay is fine, day visits to THE GLEN welcomed....entry to garage wash room next to tool shed. 600 yard path through forest to running stream "the "Path" to "Whinny The Poo's THE GLEN".....John Howard Society Members admitted free with Children wishing to view THE GLEN. .....excellent biking , forest bike trails, one site with power site for large Motor Home, exterior bathroom facility. NO HOT TUB Learn more about this land: Bicycling "Old Growth" forest trails, walking path to flowing all seasons creek with respite sitting, paved road walks around large properties, Eagles, Plenty of foraging Deer, ( rarely Bears, Lynx, Cougars), Many Rabbits, Canada Geese, Trumpeter Swans, numerous bird species,Turkey vultures No effluent connection, WiFi is good, iPhone service is ok , Longleat House is free range camping , dispersed camping sites with three designated sites. Only Site #1 may reach for power and water connection, washroom in garage for all guests. Is no hot tub for hipcampers . Closest Sani-Dump is located at RATHTREVOR Provincial Park just 3 Km . Day visits to "THE GLEN" Ok.. No minimum number of nites. Registered overnight visitors welcome to explore Foot Path to "THE GLEN" OLD GROWTH FOREST. MAXIMUM 30 FT Length tow trailer as 90 degree right turn next to horse corral required to enter camping zones, registration of all persons is manditory at front door.
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Comox's Little River Bay Hip Camp

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Comox, BC
LRB Hip Camp is walking distance to Little River Bay... where there are opportunities for beach hikes, kayaking, swimming, windsurfing and kiteboarding. Stroll to Kin Beach Provincial Park or the Griffin Pub. Bike to 40 Knot Winery or Little River Ferry terminal. A quiet site nestled amongst the trees on the lower part of our 3/4 acre lot. Please note that you must have waste disposal as there are no Rest Rooms at this site. Agricultural land (and a blueberry farm) across the street all the way to the ocean.
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Ruby Lake Resort

7 sites · Lodging85 acres · Powell River, BC
Our property is an outdoor enthusiasts haven, surrounded by walking, hiking & cycling trails on the side of one of BC's most beautiful swimming lakes. We offer onsite boat and paddleboard rentals as well as a private dock, seasonal onsite yoga classes. Our property also features a large lagoon that doubles as a natural wildlife and bird sanctuary and the property is home to hundreds of birds, both wild and tame. You'll also see beavers, otters, deer, raccoons, squirrels, and more! Our renowned onsite restaurant, La Trattoria Italiana, offers authentic Northern Italian cuisine, with both indoor lakeview dining as well as outdoor seating on our covered waterfront patio.
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Alpaca Haven

3 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Parksville, BC
Recently moved to property to begin our new journey, this property holds an immense sense of peace and wellness, grazed by lamas and alpacas for past 2 decades &10acre farm property completely fenced in and void from predators, general public, and unwanted guests. Pockets of old cedars, ponds, forest trail and privacy. Feel at one with surrounding nature. Gated and fenced in access points for use coordinating with grazing animals. Learn more about this land: Our property is located in between Qualicum Beach and Parksville on Vancouver Island! We have a friendly, small alpaca herd and 6 blissfully friendly goats. You have the option to interact with them if you'd like! We are minutes from beautiful ocean beaches, river access, lush green trails, or the amenities of the Parksville/Qualicum Oceanside region.  Parksville is one of Canada's most popular summer destinations for families. Everyone loves Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, with its beaches, tidal flats and pools, and wildlife. Quiet nights with moonlight, stars, crickets singing and owls hooting. Qualicum Airport and restaurants nearby. You'll have access to potable water from the well if needed. Pets are welcome at the discretion of property owners. Campers can expect a peaceful retreat closely located to some of Vancouver Islands' most sought off adventures, experiences, and memories.
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Ocean Pearl

1 site · RV1 acre · Powell River, BC
Escape to a tranquil waterfront haven! This exclusive site offers the epitome of privacy with only one pad available. Embrace the breathtaking beauty of the beach, teeming with diverse sea life and an array of majestic birds. Keep your eyes peeled for enchanting marine sightings, including whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, and eagles soaring overhead. Immerse yourself in the unparalleled peace of this remarkably quiet location. Enjoy the convenience of full hookups, including sewer, water, and electricity. Take a seat and marvel at the wonders of the Salish Sea, providing a perfect retreat away from the bustling crowds. This is your invitation to experience coastal tranquility like never before! 🌊🐋🦅
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Oyster Beds

4 sites · Lodging3 acres · Powell River, BC
Uncover your perfect Sunshine Coast adventure whilst enjoying our ocean view vacation accommodations. Whether you're seeking a group of tiny homes or glamping safari tents for your celebratory gathering or a heavenly hideout for a dose of romantic escapism, our collection of individually styled accommodations promises a distinctive getaway straight from your wildest staycation dreams. In front of each tiny home is your private patio and seating overlooking the ocean. Also, in front of your accommodations is the semi private lawns, garden games and outdoor BBQ kitchen area for your private use. Flee the ordinary with a divine stay complete with gorgeous estuary views and pink sunset skies...Choose from four tiny homes: Shannagh's Sweet Escape sleeps up to 6 guests, Fisherman's Folly sleeps up to 6 guests, Bratty Catty Cabin sleeps 2 guests, Gracie's Grotto sleeps 2 guests. Or Glamp in our 2 Safari Tents sleeping up to 4 guests. Each of our four accommodations have been hand built by ourselves, using many reclaimed materials in keeping with our vision of sustainable living which is so important on the Sunshine Coast. You will see each cabin as its own wood art and each a story, reclaiming the materials for each cabin allowed for a much more personable build. All our cabins are distinctively different in character but they all have the amenities of a hotel room. All tiny homes come with the following features: King sized bed with linens & throw blankets, Sitting room with lounge, Smart TV for streaming, Ensuite bathroom and linens, Indoor electronic fireplace, Bathrobes for your relaxing morning, Bar fridge for your snacks & beverages, Tea and coffee making facilities, Ceiling fan, Bedside lights for reading, Charging station for your gadgets, Storage for your belongings, Private patio with ocean views, Thermostat controlled heat, Guest information directory, Food and beverage menus, Lund hand crafted soap & toiletries, A nice selection of books & games. Disconnect to Reconnect, When visiting Oyster Beds & Laughing Oyster Restaurant, it is time to slow down....go ahead and unplug as there is so much to see and do in this stunning place we call home. The remoteness of our tiny homes and glamping safari tents allows you to enjoy a digital detox and focus on yourself. Allow your thoughts to wander when leaving the fast pace of life behind and explore the natural beauty of the Sunshine Coast of BC and the majestic gateway to Desolation Sound. A Coastal Escape, A quintessential coastal experience, Oyster Beds Retreat is situated in the Okeover Inlet off Desolation Sound Marine Park which boasts 6,350 acres of stunning shoreline to explore and cherish. With 60k of shoreline to explore, the area is famous for its kayaking, boating, wildlife, swimming, scuba diving and once off the water there are many forested uplands offering a refuge of shady trails to take your breath away. Don't forget the bear watching in the fall or the daily whale watching tours. If you want to stay closer to your new home from home, pop into Lund with its stunning harbour and backdrop of west coast sunsets. This ocean and mountain view property boasts the iconic Laughing Oyster Seafood Restaurant, Secrets of Cuisine Cooking School, Gift Shop, Liquor & Food off sales, Coffee and Snacks Lounge and Orchard Gardens with games. On our doorstep is the marina, kayak adventures, boat rentals, ecotourism tours, boat charters and the famous Sunshine Coast hiking trails 2 minutes from our door. Come join us for your next coastal escape.
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Harbourview Cottage

1 site · Lodging4 acres · Campbell River, BC
We are on Quadra Island, with 4 acres of privacy, only 10 min. from the ferry. The cabin, rented by the week Saturday to Saturday, is on the tide line, over looking Gowlland Island. Watch the otters play and the Eagles soar from your deck. Only rent Sat. to Sat. 750$ Quadra Island has biking and hiking trails. Also kayaking is very popular
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Island Serenity Camp & Forest Walk

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Parksville, BC
**Kids camp free and don't need to be added to the booking total!** Small acreage with direct access to adjacent crown land forest and hiking walk trails joining Enos Lake. A short walk or drive to the ocean at Moorecroft Park (less than 1km). Camp fire area with free fire wood, dark at night for star gazing, surrounded by forest, large lawn play area for kids, timber swing set, usually hear sealions and owls at night, chickens/fresh eggs. Private camping area. Deep bedrock well water available, Tent, camper, small trailer or van. Owner lives in main house on property. Guest washroom / hot shower available just inside door of main home on ground floor is available. Dogs must be on leash while on property. Off leash is fine in adjacent crown land forest and trails. Free camp fire wood on site for the fire pit. Schooner Cove Marina is just down the road and offers a fishing boat launch. Several kayak launching spots close by. This is one private site being offered, best for one family/couple at a time in order to ensure privacy for you and me as well.
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Looking to go camping near Courtenay, British Columbia and want to be close to the beach? Look no further than Hipcamp! With over 130 options in the area, you'll find the perfect beachside campsite for your outdoor adventure. Whether you're looking for a cosy spot to pitch your tent or a unique accommodation like theDoighouse Earthship, Hipcamp has got you covered. And with top campsites like Tiny Secrets Farm & Retreat and Decourcy Meadows, you can trust that you'll have an amazing experience. Plus, with popular facilities like cooking equipment, campfires, and rubbish facilities, you'll have everything you need for a comfortable stay. And if you're into fishing, paddling, or whitewater paddling, these activities are just some of the popular options available to you. So get ready to enjoy the great outdoors and book your beachside camping trip today!

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