Chesterman Spit

Located between North and South Chesterman is the Chesterman Spit: A sand spit reaches out from Chesterman Beach to Frank Island and is accessible only at low tide. It’s a nice walk to the edge of the island and one can gaze back at the splendour of Tofino. Great place to view both sides of Chesterman Beach and see the differences. There is an eagle’s nest on Frank Island that has been inhabited for many years and locals look forward to see the young ones each spring. Take a walk out towards Frank Island, just remember to walk back before high tide!

Nice, calmer Tofino Beach for Swimming Sandy Beach    Tofino loves dogs. Dog-Friendly  Dog-friendly     Tofino parking Free Parking

Frank Island, Chesterman Beach, Tofino, BC
Chesterman Spit sits between North and South Chesterman Beach.

Frank Island, Chesterman Beach, Tofino, BC
Looking back from the Chesterman Spit. Watch the tides. The sand spit is only accessible at low tide.

Frank Island, Chesterman Beach, Tofino, BC
A kite surfer comes in from the waves at the sand spit between Chesterman Beach and Frank Island.

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 Spit, Chesterman Beach, Tofino, BC, Canada

Chesterman Spit is a lovely walk out along a sand spit from Chesterman Beach. Great to gaze back at mountains and both sides of Chesterman Beach and watch the birds and sea life. Parking at mid-way point on roadway that goes along behind Chesterman Beach. Or park at North or South lots and walk from there. Only available at low tide.

Nice, calmer Tofino Beach for Swimming Sandy Beach    Tofino loves dogs. Dog-Friendly  Dog-friendly     Tofino parking Free Parking