Beachcomber Regional Park (off-leash dog beach), Nanoose Bay, BC

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Park Features
Leashing Requirements:
  • Off-leash areas
Dog Features:
  • Off-leash trails
  • Swimming area (beach)
Size of off-leash area (Parks):
  • Extra Large
Park Governance: Regional (Provincial or State)
Trail Features
Trail difficulty:
  • Beginner
Trail length:
  • Less than 1 kilometer
Trail terrain:
  • Sand
  • Dirt or gravel
  • Rocky
Trail elevation gain:
  • Mild

Beachcomber Regional Park is one of many District of Nanaimo Parks that is off-leash dog friendly.

The park starts with some gentle trails through the trees. The trails lead out to 2 small bays that are connected by some sandstone rock formations.

The beach area is rocky but there are lots of spots on the rocks where you can sit and enjoy the area.

The day we visited the beach the tide had just come in over some of the sandstones. This made the water nice and warm as we walked over the stones. Avy had a great time running on the rocks and splashing in the water.

There were several other dogs visiting the beach, enjoying the rocks or having a swim.

Parking and Amenities at Beachcomber Regional Park

Street parking is available at the trailhead to access the park.

At the entrance to the trails you will find a port-o-potty and garbage can for your convenience.

There is also a map of the park that you can consult before you start walking.

Dogs in Nanaimo Regional District Parks

According to the Regional District of Nanaimo website dogs are allowed in Regional District parks as long as they are kept under control.

The RDN website further indicates that dogs must be on-leash at 3 of their parks. Moorecroft, Horne Lake and Descanso) are on-leash park. Dogs must also be on-leash anywhere there is signage indicating that leashing is required. Note: dogs are not allowed at all at the Little Qualicum River Estuary Conservation Area


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Beachcomber Regional Park, Marina Way, Nanoose Bay, BC, Canada

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