Wilderness Camping on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Mussel Beach Campground

About Mussel Beach Campground

Wilderness Camping on the Pacific Coast of Canada

COVID-19 Update (20 July 2020)

Hello Campers,

Mussel Beach is fully booked for the 2020 season and is no longer taking reservations for camping spots this year.  Please check availability for our Glamping Huts on AirBnB – links are provided at the bottom of this page.

We ask that all campers come with all their supplies (including drinking water) to keep the impact to the small communities of Ucluelet and Tofino to a minimum.

We will have a self check-in board as our office will remain closed. Firewood and ice will be delivered to you upon request via text. Our toilets and showers will be open with posted safety measures.

We would like to remind campers that they should be camping within their local areas in accordance with BC’s health ministers’ recommendations to help with the spread of the virus.

Thank you for your understanding,
Mussel Beach Wilderness Campground Management

Mussel Beach Campground is a place to rejuvenate in nature whilst enjoying the tranquility of remoteness.

Our season runs from May 19th to September 15th, 2020 ~ come and experience getting back to nature on the pristine west coast of Vancouver Island.

Mussel Beach Campground is located on 153 acres, on the north side of Barclay Sound, with 1.45km of south and east facing oceanfront.

The campground sits between the Long Beach and Broken Group Islands units of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, near Ucluelet.

Welcome to our unique, wilderness campground.  We live onsite in our off-grid cabin, which also houses the campsite office and store. We look forward to meeting you during check-in.

Curtis & Lori, Your Hosts

Our Mussel Beach song, “Slow Down”, written and performed by Neal Ryan


Camp Sites & Camping Cabins

We have something for everyone – from fully equipped glamping huts to basic campsites.  Our camping cabins can be hired with or without camping equipment.  Camp for a few days or stay for the entire season.

Daily Campsites

Seasonal Campsites

Camping & Glamping Huts

Our New Off-Grid Glamping Huts

Our Glamping Huts have everything you need for a comfy camp.

  • 8′ x 12′ glamping hut
  • Fully equipped camp kitchen and BBQ
  • Full-sized beds
  • Private outhouse
  • Free access to campground cedar showers
  • Propane camping heater
  • Private deck with ocean views
  • Outside firepit
  • 12V solar powered electricity supply for phone charging and hut lighting
Price Per Night

from $150

How do you find us in the wilderness?

Follow our Directions

If you try and use your Satnav to find us, you might end up in the Pacific Ocean! 

Visit our Location page to find driving times, and directions.

Highway 4 across Vancouver Island is currently undergoing some major construction works that may affect your journey.  Find links to construction updates and closures to help plan your travels.

Camper Reviews

Read What Our Campers Thought

“If you are thinking about staying at mussel beach, just do it! When you arrive there and see the stunning ocean view you will immediately know that it was the right decision. All the camping spaces have their individual Charme and are just beautiful. The amenities are super clean. You can collect some mussel for your dinner, take a nice walk along the beach and explore some caves, watch the eagles flying over your head or just relax in the sun.”

Lisa B.

August 2019

“We were fortunate enough to experience Mussel beach with beautiful views over the ocean. Our campsite was a beachfront site with bald eagles living above us. Every morning we could step out of our tents and enjoy the sound of waves and watch the activity on the beach and ocean while having a cup of coffee. We enjoyed the evening with big camp fires as well.  If you are looking for a relaxed, wilderness experience and camping right on the beach, we would highly recommend Mussel Beach Campground.”

Chantel K.

August 2019


Send Us a Booking Enquiry

Daily and seasonal campsite reservations for the 2021 season will open on 01 February 2021.  Please complete the Reservation Enquiry Form and we will be in contact as soon as possible, and usually within 48hours.

We are unable to accept telephone bookings for campsites.

Glamping huts can be booked directly with Airbnb.