NTS Map:92F14. Miracle Beach Provincial Park is a 137 hectare park that boarders on Black Creek and Elma Bay on the east coast of Vancouver Island, midway between Courtenay and Campbell River. It is one of the most popular parks on Vancouver Island. At low tide, the beach features rich tide pools, perfect for observing a variety of marine life. The broad safe sandy beach on the ocean is the main attraction at Miracle Beach, which also features a series of trails winding through dense forest.
The park has two day-use areas. The south parking lot will lead you to the beach; the north parking lot will lead you to nature trails, the Black Creek Estuary, and the beach. There are about 2 km of walking trails in the park, leading from the campground and day-use parking lots through second-growth and some old-growth forest. The majority of the trails start at the north beach parking lot. Some follow the Black Creek and the Estuary at the northwest end of the park.
The beach offers good launching points for canoeing and kayaking, but many areas of the beach are covered with sharp rocks, barnacles, and shells.
This park offers 197 vehicle accessible campsites, and 4 walk-in/cycle-in campsites, all set in a second-growth forest of Douglas fir, alder, hemlock and maple. There are also 10 group campsites at this park, located in an open grassy field well separated from the main campground.
Miracle Beach Provincial Park is located 22 km north of Courtenay and 22 km south of Campbell River off Hwy 19a. From Hwy 19 take exit #144 (Hamm Road) to Hwy 19 (the Oceanside Route). Head north a short distance to Miracle Beach Drive, then drive 2 km straight into the park.
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Posted By: Kmarshall
- Wed Oct 13 00:21:27 UTC 2004
UpsideGreat for walking and enjoying the outdoors, Great view DownsideNo real downside CommentWe loved the walk the fresh air the eagles the view and the dogs had a blast. This is an easy walk and don't forget to bring your camera