On a blissful bluff above Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve sits the spectacular Green Point Campground. Located midway between Tofino and Ucluelet, this Tofino camping option provides you with fantastic midpoint access to the area’s best activities.
Green Point Campground is the only established campground in the Long Beach area of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Since 1962, this spectacular Tofino camping spot has accommodated campers from all over the world.
Tofino Camping at Green Point Campground
If you are looking for the perfect coastal escape, on your own, as a couple, or with your family, Green Point Campground is a great choice. The ancient forest in which it is located is exceptionally beautiful. You can hear the ocean rolling in from practically every point at the campground, and when the sunlight falls through the dense coastal rainforest, the site has an almost fairy-tale-like feel.
Although there are spots along the bluff, the view of the ocean is pretty peak-a-boo due to the dense forest, but you can still see and hear that majestic ocean.
But check out these views from the trails! Oh my goodness, how we love Tofino Camping!
The view of Long Beach from Green Point Campground has us 😍 #tofino #pacificrimnationalpark #longbeachtofino♬ Take Me To The Ocean - The Movement
There are 2 trails down to the beach, but remember – what goes down must come back up. Keep that in mind as you determine how much you are willing to pack up and down that hill with you.
If you hope to get a spot at Green Point Campground, we advise that you make plans well in advance. All the campgrounds on Vancouver Island tend to get really crowded in the high season. It may even be worth reserving your spot at Green Point when reservations open in April (the site runs from May – October). The campground features 94 vehicle drive-in campsites, 20 walk-in campsites, and one oTENTik.
You have the option of serviced and unserviced sites, and the facilities are excellent, having been newly refurbished. The site offers a kitchen shelter, flush toilets, beautiful shower facilities (which are all new and very clean), fire pits (firewood can be purchased for a small fee), a dumping station, and an amphitheater. Every spot is spacious and offers adequate privacy from your camping neighbors.
It is worth noting that Pacific Rim National Park is home to wolves, bears, and cougars, so be sure to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and any wildlife while staying here.
Hiking Near Green Point Campground
If you want to hike during your stay at Green Point Campground, there are a variety of options. You can join free, daily, guided walks given by enthusiastic park rangers. But you can also hike around by yourself following designated trails such as the Rainforest Figure Eight trail and the Ucluelet Wild Pacific trail. For the experienced and more adventurous hikers, there is the locally well-known trail to a plane crash site – The Canso Plane Crash Hike.
The Rainforest Trail offers 2 separate loops of beautiful boardwalk trails through a magnificent rainforest.
Ucluelet Wild Pacific trail
The Ucluelet Wild Pacific Trail is a picturesque coastline hike along the southern tip of the Ucluelet B.C. There are several benches and accessible viewpoints along the way, including an impressive lighthouse.
To get to this trail just drive southwest on Coast Guard drive to the parking lot, and you’ll find the wild coast trail to your left (look for the big sign that will direct you to the trail). We managed to complete the lower loop in just over one hour, but if you are feeling adventurous, you can continue up the coast all the way into Ucluelet.
Whether you want to hike, or relax on a beach, if you are lucky enough to land a spot at Green Point Camping ground, you will not be disappointed!
You can find Green Point Campground at 2039 Pacific Rim Highway (located on Hwy.4, midway between Ucluelet and Tofino), Ucluelet, BC, V0R3A0. Learn more about this Tofino camping spot here: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/bc/pacificrim/activ/camping
Things to do in Tofino or Ucluelet
- Surf (or watch the surfers) at Long Beach, Chesterman Beach
- Hike to the magnificent views at Cox Bay Lookout
- Explore the Rainforest Trail in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
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