Miracle Beach Provincial Park

 

Miracle Beach Provincial Park located in the Comox Valley between Courtnenay and Campbell River has been considered an ideal spot for a family camping vacation by several generations of British Columbians. Its kids-friendly sandy beach and the warm sheltered waters of the Georgia Straight make it a great location for swimming, sunbathing, and observing a variety of marine creatures in tidal pools. The surrounding area offers horseback riding, golf, fishing, and a multitude of other recreational pursuits. Facilities at this park include hot showers, covered picnic shelters, flush toilets, group camping sites, and a concession stand. The Visitor’s Centre runs interpretive programs during the months of July and August. As this park is extremely popular during the summer, reservations are highly recommended.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping Walk-in / Wilderness Camping Group Camping - - Picnic Areas Campfires Flush Toilets Pit Toilets Showers Drinking Water RV Sani Station - Playground - Wheel Chair Accessibility Beach Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

Fishing Hiking Swimming - - Canoeing / Kayaking - - Bicycling - - - - - Wildlife Watching - - - - -

Rating

Campsite privacy
Fun for kids
Lots of shade
Peacefulness/Quietness
Activities

Number of campsites: 201, reservable: 140, nearest town: Courtenay (25 km), Campbell River (26 km)

Additional Information

Location

Miracle Beach Provincial Park is located 25 km north of Courtenay and 26 km south of Campbell River off Hwy 19a. From Hwy 19 take exit #144 (Hamm Road) to Hwy 19a (the Oceanside Route). Head north a short distance to Miracle Beach Drive, then drive 2 km straight into the park.

Contact Information

R.L.C. Enterprize Ltd.
E-mail address: office@rlcenterprize.com
Phone: (250) 474-1336
Please go to www.discovercamping.ca to reserve a campsite.

Camping Information

Fees

Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $24.00 per party / night.

BC Senior Rate (Labour Day to June 14 only): $12.00 per senior couple / night.

Winter Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $10.00 per party / night.

Operation Dates

This park is open for camping year round, but no amenities such as water and firewood are provided during the winter season.

Campground dates with full fees and services: May 1 – September 30. Campground reservable dates: May 8 - September 8.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

The vehicle accessible campsites are set in a second-growth forest of Douglas fir, alder, hemlock and maple.

Walk-in / Wilderness Camping

Walk-in / Wilderness Camping

There are 4 walk-in / cycle-in campsites at this park, available on a first-come, first- served basis.

Group Camping

Group Camping

There is one group site capable of accommodating up to 10 parties or 50 people, located in an open grassy field well back of the campground. Facilities include pit toilets, fire rings, fresh water and picnic tables. Please call 1-250-474-1336 to reserve the group campsite. Group Camping Fee: $24.00 per party / night. Youth Group Camping Fee: $50.00 per group / night.

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has two day-use / picnic areas. The beach day-use area with a covered, semi-enclosed picnic shelter with two gas barbeques, picnic tables, change building with flush toilets, and an information shelter can be accessed from the south parking lot. Day-use area vehicle parking Fee: $1.00 per vehicle / hour to a maximum of $3.00 per vehicle per day. Please note: dogs are prohibited during summer months at the south beach day-use area. A dog walking trail is designated at the north beach day-use area.

Campfires

Campfires

Campfire rings are provided at each campsite, as well as communal ring for the group campsite. Firewood can be purchased from the Park Facility Operator.

Showers

Showers

There is one hot shower building at this park, located in the center of the campground, including one separate wheelchair accessible shower stall. Showers are for registered campers only.

Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Cold water taps are located throughout the campground. Taps are shut off during the off-season.

RV Sani Station

RV Sani Station

A sani-station/dump is available during the collecting season. Sani-station Use Fee: $2.00 per discharge.

Playground

Playground

There is an adventure playground at this park, located in the campground next to the gatehouse.

Wheel Chair Accessibility

Wheel Chair Accessibility

The flush toilet/change house at the south beach day-use area is wheelchair accessible. The shower building at the campground is also wheelchair accessible, as are several pit toilets located throughout the park. A ramp at the south beach day-use area will allow wheelchairs access to the beach under the right tide conditions.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

There are opportunities for saltwater and freshwater fishing at this park. Fishing is permitted as per provincial and federal fishing regulations.

Hiking

Hiking

There are about 2 km of walking trails in the park. Trails lead from the campground and day-use parking lots through second-growth and some old-growth forest. Some trails follow the Black Creek and the estuary at the northwest end of the park. A dog-walking trail is designated and accessible from the north beach parking lot.

Swimming

Swimming

Ocean swimming is possible from the wide sandy beach. The beach has rocky areas with barnacles and shells; footwear is recommended. The most popular swimming area is located at the south beach day-use area.

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing and kayaking are possible in this park. Please familiarize yourself with ocean currents prior to paddling in this area.

Bicycling

Bicycling

Bicycles must keep to roadways and are not permitted on park trails. A bike rack is located next to the change house at the south beach day-use area and at the shower building in the campground.

Wildlife Watching

Wildlife Watching

A viewing platform and fish weir located near the BC Parks office at the entrance to the park provides an interesting opportunity to view the salmon spawning run in Black Creek during spring and fall. Interpretive signs at this location offer information about the fish weir. Miracle Beach is also a good place for bird watching, and from the beach visitors have excellent views out over the Strait of Georgia.

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