Mels Beach Vargas Island

Vancouver Island
Paddling Area:Clayoquot Sound
Coordinates:49.208795, -126.026903
Site Type:Dispersed site primary
Tent Sites:10
Site Access:
Marine Trail:N/A
Last Update:05/30/2022

Landing Comments:

Broad low gradient exposed sand beach. NW aspect. Expect less surf & swell or none to W where island blocks wrapping.

Camp Comments:

Dispersed beach sites except at highest Springs. At Springs, favour nearby Dick and Jane Beach. Toilet.

Other Comments:

Attractive. Private land, cabin at N end of bay with signage. See Vargas Island Provincial Park. We have created a Vargas Island webpage with information about Ahousaht passes and a link to the Ahousaht map where there is allowable camping and day use. During the COVID-19 pandemic, camping is restricted to Vargas Island and Robert Point. Day use sites off Vargas are Whaler It and Blunden I. N & E Meares I are open.

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  1. Elizabeth Purdon

    A group of six of us camped here in early May 2022. We landed on the very east end of the beach behind the island and between two rocky areas. There was no surf there and considerable surf on the rest of the beach as well as at Dick and Jane beach. There is a green throne in the centre of the beach but the sign to it is mostly obstructed by brush.

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