Best Place to Storm Watch in Tofino
Storm watching at Long Beach Lodge Resort offers the best experience
The number of Pacific storms that hit Tofino varies from year-to-year. Some years there are only a handful; other years we have experienced as many as 20 storms during storm season (mid-to-late fall and winter).
During some of the most violent storms, 12-metre-tall ocean swells pound Cox Bay beaches and Headland View Point while winds over 60 knots in force scream off the Pacific Ocean, blasting sea water and rain in equal parts.
Long Beach Lodge Resort is the best place to witness these tempests as the resort’s beach is the only beach outside of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve that is fully exposed to the open Pacific.
On less-ferocious days the brave, bundled in their rain gear, lean into the winds, laugh nervously, and sometimes lose their breath to a gust while others sit safely behind double-pane glass, enjoying natures’ spectacular ferocity, wine or scotch in hand, by the fire in Long Beach Lodge Resort’s Great Room.
As there is a possibility of being swept to sea during the strongest storms, it is a good idea to stay away from the beach and observe all that nature can offer from the comfort of your room or Long Beach Lodge Resort’s Great Room. Either way, a Pacific storm must be seen to be truly appreciated.
It is interesting to note that while storms don't usually show up until November, this year we have already had two spectacular storms in October. Long Beach Lodge Resort is the best place to witness these tempests as the resort’s beach is the only beach outside of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve that is fully exposed to the open Pacific. With no natural barriers to break the wind and surf, storm watching is at its very best at Long Beach Lodge Resort.
Check out Long Beach Lodge Resort’s many specials and packages and experience storm season this fall or winter.