For guests who like an informal atmosphere yet still enjoy first class service, Long Beach Lodge is the perfect choice. Nestled on the edge of the beach at Cox Bay, the long stretches of beautiful sandy beach are within easy reach and make for fantastic family beachcombing adventures.
The lodge offers its own marine adventure cruises to explore surrounding Clayoquat Sound, head off to find some whales or do some fishing. The vessel is available for guests to hire out exclusively during their stay and the crew will be happy to tailor the cruise to each individual guests needs and wants.
The big draw for many to Long Beach Lodge is the Surf Club. Renowned as the highest quality surf experience in the area, the friendly instructors are happy to teach anyone aged 6 years or over. Each two and a half hour lesson is customized to the individual needs of the student and all of the instructors are certified by the Royal Lifesaving Society of Canada, so you are ensured to be in safe hands. If you are already an accomplished surfer, just come and get kitted out with board, wetsuit and booties and head out into the water.
For those who prefer to stay on dry land, the village of Tofino is only 7kms away and offers arts and crafts shops, shops, cafes and restaurants, ready to be explored.
Back at the lodge, the Great Room offers a warm welcome after a day on the beach or out exploring with a varied menu of sumptuous goodies for healthy appetites.
For accommodations, stay in the beachfront lodge or settle in to one of the cosy rainforest cottages, perfect for families who would like their own space and don't want to worry about sandy shoes on the carpet. Each with two bedrooms, kitchen, cosy lounge and even a hot tub on the balcony, they are perfect for some family together time.
The lodge offers 39 rooms, two Penthouse Suites and 20 Rainforest Cottages.
Lodge rooms are comfortably furnished and offer a choice of ocean view or beachfront. They are each furnished with handcrafted Douglas Fir furniture, luxurious Sealy pillow top mattresses, bathrobes, oversized soaking tubs, fridge, kettle, coffee maker, high speed internet access, TV/DVD player, CD player and waterproof raincoats and umbrellas.
Rainforest cottages are perfect for families and offer two en suite bedrooms, open plan kitchen/dining room and lounge with fireplace. There is also a semi private hot tub on the balcony of the master suite.
Children are most welcome to come and stay at Long Beach Lodge. However, there are no specific facilities except for babysitting available for them at the lodge.
Long Beach Lodge has the Great Room lounge, bar, dining room, laundry facilities, exercise room, Bbq shelter and a Surf Club.
Yoga classes close by, guided nature walks, golf close by, scuba diving and snorkelling, private marine adventure tours, sea kayaking, whale watching tours, surfing with the Surf Club.
In room spa treatments are available
When to travel
BC’s varied climate is influenced by latitude, elevation and ocean proximity but it’s generally warmer in the south and cooler in the north. Winters are mild in Vancouver and Victoria, with only brief snowfalls, while other regions – especially the north and the interior – are subject to freezing temperatures and heavy snow from November to March.
Spring and fall are often warm and pleasant but rainfall can be heavy, particularly on the coast. Summers (June to September) are mostly dry and sunny with warm temperatures, but the interior is hot in July and August, with temperatures surpassing 30°C
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Location and directions
Tofino, British Columbia
Located on 8 acres of oceanfront property on the beautiful beach of Cox Bay, just 7km south of Tofino, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island
How to get there
10-hour direct flight to Vancouver International Airport, followed by a 40-minute charter flight to Tofino.