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Temporary Closure of Beaches to Dogs
Beaches within the Parksville Qualicum Beach Wildlife Management Area (PQBWMA) will be temporarily closed to dogs to protect migrating Black Brant geese. Rathtrevor Beach will be closed to dogs from February 15 to April 30 and Parksville Bay Beach, Qualicum Beach from March 1 to April 30.More Info
Did you know these 4 things about Parksville's beautiful beaches at low tide?
1. When the tide is at its lowest, the distance from the shore to the water is about one kilometre!
2. Beach-combing expeditions may lead to the discovery of sand dollar beds, beneath-rock crab hideaways, and geoducks.
3. Low tide offers an expanse of sand marked with shallow pools - a skimboarder's delight!
4. During long summer days, Parksville's beaches are sun-baked at low tide. When the tide rises, the water is warmed by the hot sand, raising the water temperature for a gentle swimming experience.
Relax on our sandy beaches, where the tides are welcoming year-round. Image: @juliiathompsonLearn More
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