Long Beach

LONG BEACH is part of a 20-km-long stretch of sandy shore between TOFINO and UCLUELET on the west coast of VANCOUVER ISLAND, 195 km from NANAIMO by road. Part of the territory of the NUU-CHAH-NULTH (Nootka) First Nations, it was for many years accessible only by dirt road from PORT ALBERNI until the road was paved early in the 1970s. Long Beach was popular with campers, surfers, hermits and "hippies," some of whom lived on the beaches in communities of driftwood shanties. There were also...

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