Create an account

Start your adventure today.


    Already a member? Login

    Seal Bay Beach Loop

    This reflects the 10Adventures difficulty rating for each route. We aim to keep ratings consistent across regions.
    This reflects the estimated time the majority of users will take on this trail. If you are slower, add time to the top-end figure. If you are fast, then you may complete this route faster than this time range.
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    4.0 km
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    99 m
    User Ratings
    These ratings are completed by users who have completed this trail and not subject to reviews by 10Adventures.
    Be the first to add a review!
    Directions to Trailhead

    The Seal Back Beach Loop is a 4.0 km hiking circuit in Courtenay, BC that passes through the amazing landscapes of the Seal Bay Nature Park. As you hike along the trail, you will experience a slice of the Pacific temperate rainforest environment and enjoy some breathtaking views from the beach across the water towards the sunshine coast, as well as the rugged mountains of mainland BC. This short hike features wide, easy to navigate paths that are suitable for hikers of all skill levels.

    Download the 10Adventures App

    View Seal Bay Beach Loop on Map

    View Map

    Join our newsletter

    Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

    Route Description for Seal Bay Beach Loop

    Hiking the Seal Bay Beach Loop is the perfect family-friendly adventure in Courtenay, BC that will produce some spectacular views of the coastal landscape for a minimal amount of effort. Setting out from the trailhead, hikers can explore the winding pathways through the beautiful rainforest setting within the Seal Bay Nature Park before arriving at the beach. From here, you will have a great sightline with Seal Bay in the forefront, the blue waters of the Georgia Strait in the middle ground, and the rugged expanse of the mainland in the backdrop. After spending some time by the water and taking in the amazing views, continue along the forested loop to immerse yourself into the wild before eventually ending up back at the trailhead where you began.

    Getting to the Seal Bay Beach Loop Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for the Seal Bay Beach Loop from Courtenay, drive northeast on Ryan Road for 4.6 km and turn left onto Anderton Road. After 1.5 km, turn left to continue along the road for 1.3 km. Continue straight onto Waveland Road for 2.2 km and make a right to continue for another 300 m. Turn left onto Bates Road, where after 1.2 km you will find the trailhead on the right.

    Route Information

    • When to do


    • Backcountry Campsites


    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


    • Route Signage


    • Crowd Levels


    • Route Type


    Seal Bay Beach Loop Elevation Graph

    Weather Forecast

    Check Area Weather

    Seal Bay Beach Loop Reviews

    Add a comment

    You must be logged in to post a comment.

    Nearby Trails

    Nearby Regions

    Get travel inspiration and discounts

    Join our weekly travel newsletter