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Tofino, Sightseeing Tours
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While wandering on Cox Bay Beach in Tofino, I came across a sign on the north end of Cox Bay for Pettinger Point/Sunset Point. The trail appeared well-travelled and the sign looked new, so I ventured into the woods to see where it led.
The path was very easy to follow and a large part of it was wooden boardwalk. Thick salal and trees lined the route. Less than ten minutes of walking later, the trail opened up into a grassy area surrounded by chunky black cliffs and rocks. My only company? A batch of black oystercatchers and some seagulls.
The view was fantastic. From the top, I was able to look back towards Cox Bay, Rosie Bay, and Chesterman Beach, as well as out towards the open ocean. Waves smashed against the rocky cliffs, and a few benches were nicely positioned to take in the scenery.
I visited in Pettinger Point in the afternoon, but I’m sure that sunsets from this spot would be spectacular.