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1165 Resort Dr, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E2 Canada
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Welcome to Ocean Sands Resort, your Parksville “home away from home.” Ocean Sands Resort aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Ocean Sands Resort offer a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator.

Guests of Ocean Sands Resort are also welcome to enjoy a pool and barbeque facilities, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

If you’re looking for a seafood restaurant, consider a visit to Kalvas Restaurant, The British Bobby, or Chameleons, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Ocean Sands Resort.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park (1.3 km), Parksville Museum (0.5 km), and Oceanside Village Artists' Gallery (0.9 km), which are some popular Parksville attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the resort.

Ocean Sands Resort puts the best of Parksville at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Beach
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Heated pool
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Bmuffy wrote a review Jun. 24
Edmonton, United Kingdom
It is perfect for families. The suite was fully stocked and they loved all the soccer/sports equipment just left out to play with. The beach was a quick 5 min walk away and the outdoor pool had life jackets for the kids.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Neo0907 wrote a review Jun. 21
Edmonton, Canada31 contributions55 helpful votes
Ocean Sands Resort is an older property, as I remember staying here as a child in the 90s. The rooms have been renovated though, and the resort is well located for beach access. The units at Ocean Sands are individual condos, and you book a specific unit. Pro tip: The 100-units are the top floor, and the 200-units are the second floor, and the 300-units are the ground level floor. We had a beautiful two-bedroom unit (216) facing the water, and it was bright and spacious. The kitchen was well-equipped for all our cooking and we loved spending time watching the tides coming in and out. Some of the fixtures and appliances were out of date, but everything was functional. The beach access from the units is quick, but is a steep path that is not fully accessible for people with limited mobility. We did hear the floor creaking with footsteps of the unit above us, but we had quiet neighbours so it didn't impact the enjoyment of our vacation at all. We got a wonderful rate to stay here, and my only regret is that we didn't book a longer stay. Highly recommended.
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gayle6769 wrote a review Jun. 12
Vancouver Island, Canada533 contributions166 helpful votes
Very nice place to stay on the ocean in Parksville. We had a 2 bedroom townhouse with a a full kitchen and deck that looked out towards ocean. There is also a outdoor pool and indoor hot tub. Beds are very comfortable as well. We go back every year!
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mikemarlow355 wrote a review Jun. 12
Wonderful resort, wonderful managers. Pool and sauna were great, grounds and flowers were in great shape. Our unit was very nice and clean, with new barbecue. We stayed for a month, wish the weather was a little warmer. Great walking paths nearby and right on rath Trevor beach.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Harley20222022 wrote a review Jun. 9
We have stayed many times at Ocean Sands, in fact, it is our "go to" place when we are staying in the Parksville/Qualicum area. The suites are always impeccably clean and completely outfitted with everything you could need. Darcy is always friendly and upbeat and willing to accommodate.
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Global373716 wrote a review Jun. 1
Pleasanton, California
Ocean Sands was comfortable and welcoming. We had a beautiful view of the water and the beach was a short walk down from our suite. Lovely balcony and lots of big, clean windows made it nice and bright. Everything we needed was there, even a Tim Horton’s teapot.
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Diana S wrote a review May 2022
Ocean Sands was a lovely place to stay. Our 2 bedroom unit #216 smelled slightly of mildew. Always an issue with waterfront. The unit was super and very well cared for. If there was room for improvement I would upgrade the lighting in the bathroom.
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Amandadraffin wrote a review May 2022
Ocean sands was a great place to stay. Darcy is so wonderful particularly after two lost toys he went above and beyond and found them. It is in a great location and we will 100% be back. Already planning our next stay!
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Dave P wrote a review May 2022
Needles, California7 contributions15 helpful votes
My wife and I have been staying at the Ocean Sands resort for a number of years now. We stayed both short term ( 1 month duration) and long term (7 months). We already have reservations for the following year. The resort is quiet, in a good neighborhood, close to the ocean and beach, close to all the amenities that Parksville has to offer etc. The staff and management are excellent and very accomadating. I highly recommend Ocean Sands to anyone thinking of a stay in the Parksville area.
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bailent wrote a review May 2022
Calgary, Canada1 contribution
This resort was an awesome find. Starting with a welcoming reception from managers Darcy and Chrissy who responded to our every need ( which were few) , we enjoyed the comfort our suite which was nicely appointed and well stocked. The reasonable rental rate was beyond belief! Close to so many attractions and services . Already looking forward to our return stay next year.
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PRICE RANGE
US$161 - US$219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ocean sands hotel parksville
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandParksville
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Sands Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Ocean Sands Resort?
Nearby attractions include Parksville Community Park and Skate Park (3.6 km), Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park (1.2 km), and North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ocean Sands Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a heated pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ocean Sands Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ocean Sands Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ocean Sands Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ocean Sands Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salt PIZZERIA, Chameleons, and Mekong River.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ocean Sands Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a heated pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Ocean Sands Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Milner Gardens & Woodland (12.2 km).
Does Ocean Sands Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.