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Cox Bay Beach | Tofino Vacation
Tranquility and privacy are yours at Cobble Wood and Bird Sanctuary Guest House.


There are many beaches to explore in the Tofino area. Mackenzie Beach is a short walk from Cobble Wood & Bird Sanctuary Guest Houses. Chesterman Beach is only a little further south, and is 3km long. Both beaches are rich with exploring potential. There are tide pools, crevices, rocks, and maybe even a cave to explore (depending on the tide). Long Beach is a 10 minute drive south of Cobble Wood & Bird Sanctuary Guest Houses, and located in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. It is miles long, with great year-round surfing potential. There are places nearby where you can rent wetsuits and a surfboard, body board, or skimboard and take a surfing lesson. When you arrive at Cobble Wood & Bird Sanctuary Guest House, there will be map of the area for you to take to explore all the beaches in the area.


Both Tofino and Ucluelet boast great salmon and halibut fishing. There are many guides in Tofino and Ucluelet that can take you to the best fishing grounds. It is best to book your fishing guide in advance to guarantee a good guide and availability.

Whale Watching Tours | Cobble Wood & Bird Sanctuary Guesthouses


There are kayaking, whale watching, sight seeing, bear watching, and Hot Springs tours out of Tofino. You can partake in these tours either by boat or float plane. These are exhilarating adventures that will leave you with unforgettable memories of the west coast of Vancouver Island. These can usually be booked either before or after your arrival in Tofino.


Biking is a popular form of transportation in Tofino. It is a great way to explore the beaches and town. Cobble Wood & Bird Sanctuary Guest Houses are located near the multi-purpose path, which takes you to Tofino and the Tofino Botanical Gardens in one direction, or to a number of the beaches in the other direction. Bike rentals are available close by and can be delivered directly to you at the guesthouse by Bicycle Marc from TOF Cycles if required.


Pacific Rim National Park Reserve has many short hiking trails, as well as challenging trails. You might also consider taking a water taxi over to Meares Island or Flores Island and hiking one of the trails there. Ucluelet has also created a great hiking trail called the "Wild Pacific Trail."


Long Beach's 9-hole golf course can challenge you for an afternoon's pleasure. It is located in Pacific Rim National Park and has recently added a mini-golf course for even more family fun.

Cox Bay Beach | Tofino Vacation


Tofino boasts many fine restaurants. Cobble Wood & Bird Sanctuary Guesthouses are located within walking distance to a number of great fine dining and casual dining restaurants alike. The Live-to-Surf Plaza, a 5-min walk away, offers artisan chocolates and homemade ice cream at Tofino Chocolate, coffee and take out at Tofician Cafe, and delicious casual dining at both the Wildside Grill and Tocofino.

Art Galleries

The West Coast boasts many talented artists. There are a number of galleries in Tofino and Ucluelet. There are also educational films shown at the Wickinninish Interpretive Centre in Pacific Rim National Park, which makes for a great educational family adventure.

Bird Watching

Many different birds visit Tofino each year. It is a destination point for many birds, especially the sand pipers on migration. Cobble Wood & Bird Sanctuary Guesthouses are close to the bird sanctuary flats along Clayoquot Sound.

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