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SAMANTHA GEER
Public Relations Representative for Pacific Sands Beach Resort
[email protected]
778.996.5956

PACIFIC SANDS BEACH RESORT - BACKGROUNDER

SURF, SAND, SOLITUDE & INTOXICATING OCEAN AIR
TALK ABOUT GETTING BACK TO NATURE

Located just seven kilometers from the village of Tofino, Pacific Sands Beach Resort offers a cozy front-row seat to nature’s most dramatic waterpark. The resort’s 41-plus acres take in more than 1,000 feet of beach and 1,500 feet of undeveloped coastline on the crescent beachfront of Cox Bay.

That’s not to say guests are roughing it. The only all-suite resort in Tofino, every room at Pacific Sands is oceanfront or offers an ocean view, and there is an abundance of comfy amenities, including fully equipped kitchens, gas fireplaces, organic coffees and flat-screen TVs. The selection of suites and beach houses provide a range of floor plans that appeal to both couples and families. All units are also equipped with private decks or patios facing the beach.

Guests can choose from a variety of activities or just breathe in the intoxicating ocean air. Pick up some fresh seafood and prepare it in your own kitchen or venture out to a variety of restaurants for local flavours. Renowned for year-round fun, it’s the perfect destination to explore fishing, whale watching and golf, winter storm watching and all-season beachcombing.

Built on family, romance and fun, guests have revered and returned to Pacific Sands for decades. From s’mores and board games in the gazebo, to surfing adventures and boardwalk strolls, it’s a haven for making memories.

Pacific Sands Tofino — the perfect convergence of land, sea and simple pleasures.

PACIFIC SANDS BEACH RESORT - STORY STARTERS

TRAVEL TOFINO

Fly direct to Tofino-Long Beach Airport (YAZ) from Vancouver on daily scheduled flights with Pacific Coastal Airlines or enjoy a truly unique voyage on a Harbour Air seaplane.  BC Ferries offers daily passages to Nanaimo, which is followed by a scenic three-hour drive highlighting the natural beauty of Vancouver

 SURFSIDE SERVING LOCAL BEACHSIDE FARE

After opening Tofino culinary staple ― The Wildside Grill ― in 2008 to much acclaim, the owners carried the tradition of Tofino take-out over to Pacific Sands with the beachfront Surfside Grill. Here, guests are invited to indulge in locally-driven pre and post-surf snacks that are whipped up from the boat to the kitchen, including seafood platters, fish tacos, and fish and chips.

Guests dining at Pacific Sands benefit from:

• On-site Grocery Options • Gourmet Baskets • Full Kitchens in Each Suite • Event Catering • Surfside Grill, Take-Out Service • Coffee + Tea Bar •

SURF IN. SURF OUT. REPEAT.

With 35 km of coastline, surfers of all skill levels enjoy access to year-round surfing in Tofino. The resorts’ Cox Bay beachfront is home to the area’s best surfing, hosting Queen of the Peak and the Canadian Surf Championships. With the resort’s on-site Surf Shack – operated by Surf Sister – surfers benefit from:

• Equipment Rentals • Surf Lessons • Warm Outdoor Showers • Towels • Changing Facilities • Complimentary Warm Beverages.• Lockers •

‘SUITE’-ED FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

With fully equipped kitchen suites that sleep up to eight and pet-friendly options, Pacific Sands makes multi-generational vacationing a west coast breeze. The beach is the perfect playground complete with free Summer Kid’s Camps, complimentary yoga, and unlimited beach toys and games; other activities include, hosted fireside S’mores roasts, summer movie nights and bike rentals. Accommodation options are endless with:

• 120 suites + Sunset House • Several Styles + Layouts • 5 Signature Suites • Furry friends are also welcome and benefit from: Pet Wash Stations • Dog Bags • Dog  Dishes • Treats • Pet Towels •

TRANSFORMATION PACIFIC SANDS

Pacific Sands $11.2 million resort-wide renovation will continue into 2020 with the renovation of the Beachfront Suites. The multi-year renovation most recently included a complete overhaul of the Lodge Suites along with the refinishing of the Pettinger Point Boardwalk, where guests are able to custom engrave the walkway’s planks; interpretive signage throughout will also be added in collaboration with Raincoast Education Society. While every suite on the property has received an update, in 2018 the resort expanded with the addition of forty-three new Oceanside Suites and the two-bedroom Edgewater Suite, boasting a 700 sq ft deck and private hot-tub perfect for surf and storm watching. Further updates include new BBQs and fire-pits, a hammock row, and a newly refurbished reception area.

COMPLIMENTARY FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Pacific Sands offers daily kid’s camps in collaboration with the RainCoast Education Society throughout July and August. These programs help educate young guests on the ecology of the beach, ocean, tide pools, rainforest and wildlife. Other family activities include beach games, hosted fireside S’mores roasts, summer movie nights and complimentary bike rentals.

LIVE THE BEST LIFE AT THE SUNSET HOUSE

Get a taste of the Tofino life with a stay at Sunset House, the newly renovated four-bedroom vacation home in a secluded Rosie Bay location. Hidden in a surf spot favourite, the previous owners’ home offers unique touches and incredible sunset views. Complete with a six-person hot tub, barbecue and outdoor fire pit and deck, the space is fully-equipped with a gourmet kitchen, dining area, breakfast bar and a living room that is ideal for cozying up in front of the gas fireplace. Two queen bedrooms feature, alongside the king bed master bedroom, which has ocean views and a full bathroom.

WEDDINGS

Get hitched, West Coast style. With suites and homes from 520 to 2,400 square feet, and all featuring full kitchens, cozy fireplaces and panoramic beach views, Pacific Sands Beach Resort is the perfect location to tie the knot. Embrace the elements for a beachside wedding with beautiful Cox Bay as a backdrop. The resort has partnerships with wedding planners and large offsite oceanfront locations are minutes away that can host large receptions, with the option of catering by local chefs.

TASTE TOFINO

Tiny Tofino is hugely popular amongst foodies, with visitors travelling from far and wide to experience the West Coast’s fastest-growing culinary hotspot. Surfers searching for a tasty bite can stop by the infamous Tacofino food truck, which continues to serve all the local favourites. For exquisitely prepared baked goods, visitors should head to the recently opened Summit Bakery. Shelter is the ‘go-to’ for fresh favourites, for killer margaritas and local fare try Sobo or visit Wolf in the Fog, serving up award-winning West Coast cuisine. The newest addition to Tofino’s flourishing culinary scene is 1909 Kitchen at the new Tofino Resort + Marina, which offers locally sourced dishes. Indulge in sweet treats made in-house at Chocolate Tofino and visit Tofino Brewing Co.’s new location for the best in local craft beer.

ART ON THE EDGE: LOCAL ARTISANS

Artists flock to Tofino thanks to its unique scenery and nature’s amazing palette of colours. Pacific Sands Beach Resort’s rooms are adorned with a variety of local Vancouver Island art and furniture, supporting the community and showcasing the regional artisans. Much of the resort’s artwork is by Jeremy Koreski, born and raised Tofino photographer. A coffee table created by the talented woodworker Paul Owen sits inside the Guest Services office, while the resort’s new Oceanside suites are decorated with prints by local photographer Owen Perry. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to the town centre, where artwork by acclaimed First Nations Artist, Roy Henry Vickers, is on show at his Eagle Aerie gallery.

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