May 15, 2010 | Tips from Us >
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Been meaning to stay at Parksville's in-the-woods/on-the-beach lovely resort, Tigh-Na-Mara for a while, and finally had a chance during our recent roadtrip across Vancouver Island. Was fab - our ocean-view sat practically right on the ocean overlooking the amazing Rathtrevor Beach. When the tide is out on Rathtrevor, there's a sand beach covered in blacky-purple sand-dollars, clams and seaweed that goes on for almost literally, MILES. (I know, I walked out until I hit surf and it took about 45 minutes).
After our relaxing beach walk, we met up with friends and had a drink and pub food at TNM's bar, the Copper Room. But the best bit? Why not relax even more after a relaxing day? We did! We headed to the Grotto Spa to sit in the spa's mineral pool and jacuzzi. Great way to unwind by the ocean. (Not to mention that just past Parksville is the quaint little town of Qualicum Beach - which is also worth a visit). A great day out in Oceanside.