Hotel Project Details

Pacific Sands Beach Resort, Tofino BC, Canada.

About Pacific Sands

A magical place on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Located beachfront on spectacular Cox Bay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Pacific Sands Beach Resort Hotel sits on the edge of Pacific Rim National Park, a short scenic drive from Long Beach as well as … the charming, seaside village of Tofino – famous for local culture and artisans.

Built on family, romance and fun, guests have revered and returned to Pacific Sands for decades. From s’mores and board-games around the gazebo, to surfing adventures and boardwalk strolls to Pettinger Point, it’s a hotbed of history and memories.

Breathe in the intoxicating ocean air as you relax on your private deck. Enjoy home-cooked meals from your fully-equipped kitchen or venture out to a variety of restaurants for local flavours. Renowned for year round activities, explore summer fishing, whale-watching and golf, winter storm watching, and all season beachcombing.

From wise, old-growth forests and the relentless melody of pounding surf, to make-yourself-at-home resort services and hospitality, experience Pacific Sands Tofino accommodations – the perfect convergence of land, sea and simple pleasures.


Project History.

Gordon Nelson Inc. purchased Pacific Sands Beach Resort from the Pettinger family in March 2015. The Pettinger’s saw the development of this spectacular 40+ acre property from a modest five cottages and 12 unit motel in the early 1970’s into a beautiful 77 room resort located directly on breathtaking Cox Bay.

Chris Nelson grew up on Vancouver Island calls Pacific Sands “One of the best surf and storm watching beachfront properties in North America”. After the dissolution of Gordon Nelson Inc and the foundation of Nelson Investments Inc., Stephanie and Chris Nelson continue their commitment to Pacific Sands and the local community.

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