Famous Chesterman Beach has two main sections. Chesterman Beach South, or just South as the local call it, is our favourite place to surf. It’s a sandy laid-back happy spot and we love it. Not that we don’t love North and Cox and Long Beach and Florenica and Wick… but South just makes us happy! Parking is at the corner of Chesterman Beach Road. Sandy Beach Dog-friendly Free Parking Surfing, SUP Surf Kayaking
Dawn Patrol walkers and surfers hit Chesterman Beach South.
Morning mist rises over South Chesterman Beach getting ready for another sweet day in paradise.
Rush hour commute at South Chestie!
Chesterman beach South has a relaxed vibe and the surfing can be forgiving to beginners. The apres-surf activities are just as fun: bonfires, cook-outs, star-gazing. It’s a happy place. Rosie Bay, just south of South, is a fun place to explore at low tide: Rock caves, tidal pools and when the conditions are just right, a sweet surf wave.
Local resident, and loved by all, Merry kicks back at Chesterman Beach. 90 years young and amazing!
Wind picks up and the sails come out. Tofino is great in that there’s always lots of room for everyone. So whether you surf, wind-surf, kite-surf or surf your kayak the scene is fun and everyone is friendly.
Our favourite time to surf and watch the sun set. Wind is down and the waves are glassy. Directions & Parking Directions from town. Walk/bike/drive south along Pacific Rim Highway and turn right on South Chesterman Road. There are no signs so watch for the street sign. Parking lot, washrooms and showers are at the end of South Chesterman Road. Parking is free. Difficulty is 1/5. Both hard and soft sand. Short path to the beach is wide and level. We don’t believe the south entrance is suitable for wheelchairs.
Chesterman Beach, South, Tofino, BC, Canada
Famous Chesterman Beach. Chesterman Beach South is a great place to surf, hang out and dream. Parking at Chesterman Road. Sandy Beach Dog-friendly Free Parking Surfing, SUP Surf Kayaking