Cox Bay Beach

Cox Bay Beach is just south of Chesterman (with Rosie Bay in-between) and is a great beach for surf, although it can be a bit tough getting out to the green at times for beginners. Fun beach to walk end to end with tide pools at south end and Sunset Point Walk at the north.

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Cox Bay Beach, Tofino, BC
Welcome to the Tofino waves: Surfing spots: Cox Rocks (north end), Cox Sauce (middle), Land of The Lefts (south end).

The aerial photo above shows Cox Bay Point at the bottom, Cox Bay Beach, Sunset Point, Rosie Bay and South Chesterman Beach at the top. Just goes to show you how close everything is in Tofino. If you have a bike you can get to all the Tofino beaches in a minute. Strap on your surfboard and helmet and turn up the tunes and rock on out to any of the beaches to catch waves. Just be sure to bring a light because you’ll never know when someone will invite you for a glass of champagne and you’ll have to ride home before dark. With a light you can stay for a second glass! (Thanks John B.)

Cox Bay Beach Surf, Tofino, BC
Side view from Sunset Point at north end of Cox Bay Beach, Tofino, BC.

Cox Bay Beach Surf, Tofino, BC
Overview from Sunset Point at north end of Cox Bay Beach, Tofino, BC

The waves at Cox Bay Beach can be very sweet. They can also bowl a beginner over with those long boards. Sometimes they seem relentless when you’re trying to get out with a fun or long board. We find that looking at each other and laughing our heads off helps cope with the constant blasts. And then you get a break and get out and it’s all worth it for the rides at Cox. There are rips that can pull right and left so take your bearings when you get in. But they don’t seem to pull out so relax and remember how great paddling is for your arms when you have to keep moving over.

Cox Bay Beach Surf, Tofino, BC

When surf is big, it’s bigger at Cox Bay Beach! And when it’s glassy, it’s heaven.

Sunset Tofio Surfing at Cox Bay Beach
We love our sunset surfs and when the waves are calling from Cox, we’re smiling, happy, tired surfers!

Directions & Parking
Directions from town. There are two parking and entrance areas to Cox Bay Beach. (1) The first one takes you to the northern end. Walk/bike/drive south along Pacific Rim Highway and turn right into Cox Bay Beach Resort. There is a parking lot there with washrooms and showers and a wide level path to the beach. (2) The second entrance is a bit further along and takes you to the middle of Cox Bay Beach and has more parking spots but no facilities. For the original parking lot keep going a bit further down the highway to Maltby Road. Path from old lot is a bit longer. Parking is free at both areas.

Difficulty is 2/5. Both hard and soft sand. We don’t believe the entrances are suitable for wheelchairs.

Cox Bay Beach, South, Tofino, BC, Canada

A local favourite Cox Bay Beach is great for surfing, jogging and drinking champagne. Parking at both Cox Bay Beach Resort and Maltby Road.

Nice, calmer Tofino Beach for Swimming Sandy Beach    Tofino loves dogs. Dog-Friendly  Dog-friendly     Tofino parking Free Parking    Tofiino surfing rocks  Surfing, SUP  Tofino kayaking - ocean and surf kayakingSurf Kayaking