We were staying at Black Rock Resort and waiting for our room to be ready. We arrived super early, but we were all exhausted after the long drive from Vancouver. To kill some time in Ucluelet until we could go to our room, we headed to Big Beach, which is right beside the resort.
We parked out car of the side of the road and walked down to the beach. Big Beach is is the largest public beach destination in the Ucluelet with a picnic shelter, some picnic tables, a playground and washrooms.
Big Beach is situated in a large bay with a good-sized beach. The bay is backed by rock outcroppings and jagged cliffs providing a natural shelter from the winds.
The beach is, both, pebble and sand. Low tides reveal tidal pools and more wet sand. The beach shoreline is always lined with piles of driftwood logs thrown a shore by the west coast storms which batter the coastline every winter.
There were a good amount of families here. Some were having a BBQ and others just stopped for a nice short visit to the beach – running around and throwing rocks into the water.
We on the other hand had decided to just sit on the rocks and enjoy some drinks.
Or you can grab a beer, but since public drinking is illegal in Canada, just be discrete about it.
The waves crashing on the rocks were fun to watch.
If you’re looking for a picnic or BBQ spot right by the beach, you definitely want to take your family here.