About this listing
Glamping at Mussel Beach Wilderness Campground, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island is off grid camping in style. Beachcomber, 1 of 5 wall tents, has a Queen bed with luxury bedding, a table & chairs, futon couch, wood stove, covered porch & outdoor kitchen with all the amenities. All tents are beach front with fantastic ocean views and minutes to the out houses and gravity fed out door showers. After a 30 minute slow drive down a logging road you arrive to do some serious chillaxing.
The large, deluxe canvas tent is 14' x 16', nice and roomy for two adults. The futon couch converts to a double bed if extra space is needed. There is an outdoor, covered porch, covered kitchen and private beach front access. The cedar outhouse and heated showers are steps away and very clean. More photos at sodamnluckyvacations and follow us on So Damn Lucky Vacations.
Stardust is on it's own private site with an ocean view of Barkley Sound. There is a double hammock and a fire pit on site, or if you prefer have a beach fire and watch the night sky. On your arrival you will have a 18 L bottle of drinking water, a 16 L jug of non potable water, ice packs in your cooler and your first nights fire wood for your stove. After that you can purchase drinking water, ice & firewood at reasonable prices.
Interaction with guests
We spend our summers at Mussel Beach, so can help with anything you may need. Lori and Curtis manage Mussel Beach Wilderness Campground, so they are also available.
Ucluelet is a quaint fishing village, a 35 minute drive away. You can pick up anything you may need there. Tofino is a 55 minute drive away and is a quaint artsy, surfing town. Then there is Long Beach in-between, a must see. You can stay put at Mussel Beach and do some serious chillaxing or go for an adventure. There is whale watching, fishing, kayaking, beach combing & hiking all near by.
You do need a vehicle to get to Mussel Beach, 4 wheel drive is not necessary just GO SLOW. There is a wonderful beach that has a lot of variety, that can keep you busy for a while. Visit the cave, do some swimming, check out tide pools
Other things to note
The gravel road to Mussel Beach is approximately 30 minutes. It can be a rough road, depending on time of year and weather, just GO SLOW and you will have no problems. Mussel Beach is Wilderness, off the grid, no power. We do, however, get good cell service due to the Coast Guard tower near by.
Mussel Beach is a family friendly place where at any given time there can be kids, dogs, adults or bears walking on the road, so again drive slow. There is no smoking or pets allowed in the tents. We ask our guests to not remove any furniture or linens from the tents or porch. Please leave everything as it was when you arrived. Only purchased wood is to be used in the wood stove and on site fire pit.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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We are active, retired restauranteurs with passions for food, friends and family. We kayak all over Vancouver Island, mountain bike and hike for fun and adventure. We spend a lot of our time sourcing out new areas to visit and explore - Vancouver Island has been our home for over 30 years!