Miracle Beach Provincial Park

Description

Miracle Beach Provincial Park lies on Vancouver Island's east coast along the Strait of Georgia. As with other sites along the island's eastern shore, you'll find dense woods bordering pristine and scenic beaches with devastating views of the Strait, the islands that dot it, and the mainland of British Columbia beyond. Miracle Beach has many undeveloped tent and trailer sites located in wooded hills and on the beach. The campgrounds are equipped with picnic sites, modern restrooms and showers as well as a dump station and stocks of firewood. Park fees are collected from May 1 to September 30. For recreation you'll find a great swimming beach, nature trails that allow you to explore the wooded coastline, and fishing for salmon and other fish in the Strait of Georgia. You can also canoe or kayak in the Strait or on Black Creek. Depending on the season and your luck you might spot some of Miracle Beach's "wilder" inhabitants. Porpoise and hair seals have been known to make there way into the entrance of Black Creek to rest on the rocks there, killer whales seasonally make passage through the Strait, and deer and bears roam and lumber respectively through the woods. One of the definite treats of a Miracle Beach visit is the good chance that you'll see bald eagles perched high up in tree branches or on the rocks close to shore. Stay alert, if you're quiet and observant you might even come upon an eagle enjoying a meal of salmon on the sandy beach. You can also visit the Miracle Beach Provincial Park Nature House which features an interesting collection of regional flora and aquaria, an on-site naturalist, guided tours, interpretive programs and films about the area and the environment. The Nature House is open daily from June 30 through Labor Day and talks are held at dusk from July 1 through Labor Day. For information call (250) 377-0115. Nearby attractions include the town of Comox, south on Highway 19, and Saratoga Beach which lies just north of Miracle Beach. Ferries travel from Little River, just north of Comox, across the Strait of Georgia to the mainland town of Powell River. Pets: Leashed pets are permitted, but not on the beach. Reservations and fees: British Columbia has a central reservation phone number for all provincial park campgrounds: 800-689-9025. There is a nonrefundable fee over and above any campsite fees for each reservation made. The maximum stay is 14 nights.

Address

Box 1479
Parksville, BC

Lat/Long

49.84809300, -125.09440300
Visit Website
(250) 474-1336

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