Located in the Comox Valley and featuring some awesome family-friendly camping and recreational opportunities, Miracle Beach Provincial Park is a must-visit park for RV Lovers who love the ocean. Before Miracle Beach Provincial Park was first established as a provincial park, the land within the park and the beach was owned by local resident Mr. Frank Pottage. In 1950, the BC government purchased 57 hectares of land from Mr. Pottage to establish Miracle Beach Class “A” Provincial Park. After further purchases throughout the years the park became complete in 1972 when it reached its present size of 333 acres (1.35sqkm).
The location of the park right on Miracle Beach means that visitors to the park can go swimming until their hearts content, relax on the sands of the beach, explore the waters via watercraft or try their luck at catching the big one. Besides the water-based recreational activities you can also have some fun in the sun by exploring the walking trails, check out the viewing platform for wildlife or visit the Nature House.
Miracle Beach Provincial Park has one campground that is very well regarded by visitors due to its large size and great amenities. There are 202 sites available that are suitable for RV camping but due to the popularity of the park, staff recommend that you book well in advance. Peak season at Miracle Beach Provincial Park runs from May until September.
RV Rentals in Miracle Beach Provincial Park
Transportation in Miracle Beach Provincial Park
Miracle Beach Provincial Park is located on the eastern side of Vancouver Island and is located right off Miracle Beach Drive. This road runs through the park near the beachside area of the park and it will also give you access to the camping loops.
One of the great things about visiting Miracle Beach Provincial Park is that the park has a very isolated feel to it. There are a few small towns within close proximity to the park but none of them have any major servies, supplies or amenities. These towns include Black Creek (around three miles or five kms away), Oyster Creek (around three and a half miles or five and a half kms away) and Campbell River (around 18 miles or 29kms). The closest city to the park is Nanaimo, which is located 85 miles (137kms) to the south-east.
Accessing the park should be very straightforward as the roads in and around the park are flat, very well maintained and there are no known no obstacles that would hinder your journey. The road into the campground will be easy to navigate and it will be wide enough for you to easily get into your campsite. During the winter the park is still open but make sure you call ahead to the park office to confirm that the road will be clear.
There is plenty of parking available at Miracle Beach Provincial Park.
There are no public transport options that will take you to Miracle Beach Provincial Park.
Campgrounds and parking in Miracle Beach Provincial Park
Campsites in Miracle Beach Provincial Park
Miracle Beach Campground
Miracle Beach Campground is the only one at Miracle Beach Provincial Park and known for being a very well-kept and modern campground. The campground is set in a lovely location in a second-growth forest of douglas fir, alder, hemlock and maple.
The campground has a total of 202 sites that are known for being quite large, flat and offering privacy from other neighboring campers. None of the sites at Miracle Beach Campground have any services but they do have a picnic table and fire ring. The campground is well equipped with amenities that include hot showers, flush toilets, a playground, water collection points and a dump station.The campground is also pet friendly and you should be able to get cell phone service on all of the major providers within the campground.
Since the campground is a popular destination due to its proximity to the beach we recommend that you book a reservation in advance before you begin your journey to the park. If the campground isn't booked out sites are also available on a first come, first served basis. Camping at Two Rivers Campground is available from March until mid-October.
Seasonal activities in Miracle Beach Provincial Park
The Nature House
Beginning on the May Long Weekend Miracle Beach Provincial Park has a Nature House that is open for visitors to the park to check out and learn more about the natural surroundings of the park. The Nature House is also the host for other interpretive programs are regularly available during the summer months that vary depending on the day of the week. For more information on specific programs you can check out the park website or call the park office.
Since Miracle Beach Provincial Park is located on the shoreline of the ocean there are limited boating opportunities, however visitors are still able to do some paddling out on the ocean. Due to the ocean currents please be aware that paddling out on the waters will be different to when paddling on the lakes so make sure that you are prepared for ocean currents before you begin to paddle at the park. There are no guarantees that rentals will be available at the park so if you need one contact the park office for more information.
Miracle Beach Provincial Park is one of the premier destinations in the region for ocean swimming. The most popular swimming area at the park is located at the south beach day-use area and we know you will love splashing around at that section. The sandy beach at the park is very wide and is the perfect location to get a sun tan or dry out after going for a swim. The beach is also a great place to build sandcastles and during June it is the location of the non-competitive annual sandcastle building day. Please note there are no lifeguards on duty at the beach so swim to your abilities.
Miracle Beach Provincial Park has some unique wildlife viewing opportunities thanks to the viewing platform and fish weir that is located near the park office. The platform will give you the chance to fish in Black Creek, particularly in the spring and fall when salmon are spawning. There are also interpretive signs that offers information about the fish weir. If you are looking to see some birds then head to Miracle Beach where you can do some bird watching with excellent views out over the Strait of Georgia.
If hiking is your thing you will be happy to know that there are about a mile (2 km) of walking trails in the park that are available for you to explore. The trails lead from the campground and day-use parking lots through to second-growth and some old-growth forest. Some of the trails follow the Black Creek and the Estuary at the northwest end of the park. A dog-walking trail is also available and accessible from the north beach parking lot.
Those who love to fish will be pleased to know that there are both salt water and fresh water fishing opportunities at Miracle Beach Provincial Park. at this park. Depending on the time of year the fish species will change, but during September fly fishing for coho is very popular. Before you cast a line you should check the current regulations issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Remember that anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must also have an appropriate fishing license.