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Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
Yes
Potable water
Yes
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Wya Point Resort features a beautiful oceanside campground just a few minutes drive from Ucluclet, immediately adjacent to the southern edge of Pacific Rim National Park Long Beach Unit. The 600-acre resort property is owned and operated by the Uclulet First Nation (also known as Yuu-tluth-aht First Nation) and is actually situated at the site of an old village. The resort offers a variety of different types of accommodation at varying prices, from cabins and yurts to several different types of campsites, including oceanfront walk-in sites, car/tent sites, and partially serviced RV sites (there are no water hookups). If possible, walk-in sites are recommended here, as they provide the best beach access and the sites are only a few meters away from the designated walk-in parking area anyhow. Car and RV sites are slightly further up the hill. All campsites have picnic tables and fire pits, and bear proof food caches are available.

What makes Wya Point stand out from other oceanfront campgrounds nearby is the direct access to Wya Beach, where visitors can enjoy some solitude even during the busiest times of the summer. Ideal for family excursions, the west-facing beach offers great swimming, lots of tide pools, potential for marine life sightings, and fantastic sunset views, all while avoiding the huge crowds that gather at the much busier public beaches to the north during the high season. Visitors also have direct access from the campground to nearby Half-moon Bay and Willowbrae hiking trails, which can be used to access the beautiful public beaches at the south end of Pacific Rim National Park. The gravel access road for the campground exits directly from the parking area for these hiking trails.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Beautiful setting. Beachfront camping. Private beach. Close to hiking trails.

Cons

Slightly more expensive than others nearby.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

Yuu-tluth-aht First Nation

Reservation phone number

844-352-6188

Address

Willowbrae Rd
2460
Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Canada

Features

Historically significant
Flushing toilets
Showers
Swimming holes
Potable water

Recommended Campsites Without Photos

beach-front walk-in sites 13, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 30, 31, 32

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

09/02/2017
My wife and I made the journey over Labor Day weekend 2017. It's indeed a bit of a trek getting there but well worth it. We flew to Vancouver from Portland to shorten the travel time a bit. In total it probably took us 9+ hours to reach Ucluelet BC. That's traveling to the airport, the flight, rental car pickup, waiting for the ferry, ferry crossing, then driving across to the West side of the island.

We stayed at a great little Airbnb in Ucluelet a couple nights then packed up everything and moved over to Wya Point for the remainder of our trip. The sites are rustic as described and have fairly good separation between sites for privacy. Each site has a fire pit. Bear in mind there are definitely bears and other critters in the immediate area so use the provided food shelters. You have been warned. We loved our site. Zip open the tent and voila. Ocean surf lapping against rocky stacks just a hundred feet away. When we were there the skies were hazy providing epic blood red sunsets.

We surfed up near Tofino at Chesterman Beach. Easy gentle waves. Great for longboards. Also, the water was incredibly warm. Apparently the area is known for some warm currents. Coming from Oregon with my 6/5 suit, I was a tad hot, but made do. You could easily wear a 3/2mm in those waters. It was heavenly. We checked out Cox Beach, but it wasn't as protected and the swell was considerably larger there.

We also got in some great hiking in the rainforests. The trails are composed of networks of elevated foot paths, bridges, and stairs. They are simply incredible feats of engineering as they effortlessly meander under this amazing forest canopy with. It's just breathtaking.

It's certainly a magical place.
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