Miracle Beach Provincial Park
The Miracle Beach Provincial Park is a sandy beach recreation destination located near the community of Saratoga Beach and Black Creek on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The 137 hectare beach park is a popular destination in the summer months for picnicking, camping, beachcombing, swimming, hiking, dog walking and exploring marine tidal pools.
Miracle Beach Provincial Park has two
day-use/picnic areas. The main day use picnic area has a picnic shelter with
two gas barbeques, picnic tables, change rooms with flush toilets,
an information shelter and a large parking area. The northern day use
area parking lot is the location of the trailhead to the Black Creek Estuary Trail and beach access. There are picnic tables, an information billboard and pit toilets located
near the parking lot.
Miracle Beach Provincial Park connects
to Saratoga Beach - another long white sandy beach. Together, both beaches, create kilometre after kilometre of sandy beaches. Walk the beaches for great marine views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding islands.
There are over 2 kilometres of hiking trails in Miracle Beach Park. The hiking trails
explore through second growth forest connecting to the campground and day-use parking lots. The trailhead to the main trail is located at the north beach parking lot.
The majority of the well maintained trails are wheelchair
accessible. There are trails also that will take you along Black
Creek and to the estuary at the northwest end of the park. A
dog-walking trail is also available in the park.
There is a viewing platform and fish weir located close to the
BC Parks office located at the entrance of the park. The platform provides a sightseeing deck for viewing the spring
and fall salmon spawning runs. Located near the fish weir is an Interpretive
signage full of information about salmon.
There is a campground in Miracle Beach Provincial Park. Services included in the campground include an picnic tables, fire pits, flush toilets, adventure playground, hot showers, an open air amphitheatre and an interpretive centre.
How to Get to Miracle Beach Provincial Park
Travel along Hwy #19 to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada. Continue on the Hwy 19 for 22 kilometres north of Courtenay, BC (20 kilometres south of Campbell River). Approaching Saratoga Beach look for Exit #144 (Hamm Road). Take a right and follow Hamm Road to Hwy #19a. Drive north of Hwy 19a to Miracle Beach Drive. Take a right on Miracle Beach Drive and continue for 2 kilometres to the park entrance.