Best Kids Beach on Vancouver Island

What a summer it has been so far! Sun, adventures and little road trips. It is still hard for our daughter to sit in the car for long periods of time so we decided to explore the island we live on instead of earlier planned trip to the Okanagan (postponed to next year).

Beaches along Dallas Rd, Willows beach, Elk lake, Shawnigan lake and a little further up island to Parksville and beyond. All of them have their perks but our favourite has to be Qualicum Beach. Huge area of soft sand, warms tide pools, lots of treasures waiting to be found and warm water when the tide comes back. Paradise.

The town itself is a hidden treasure. It has a nice historical center, almost reminding of Europe, cute little shops, cafes and bakeries. 10 minutes from Coombs Market and Parksville with its absolutely awesome playground. It surely is a destination we will go to again and again.