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 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 but they must be on-leash anywhere there is signage indicating that leashing is required.
The RDN website further indicates that dogs are not allowed off-leash (on-leash only) at Moorecroft Park, Horne Lake and Descanso Park. It also says that dogs are not allowed at all at the Little Qualicum River Estuary Conservation Area.