There’s no place like ROAM

Nestled on the sandy shores of Qualicum Bay, ROAM Beach Resort offers a beachfront site with a convenient location. Enjoy the waterfront right in the heart of Vancouver Island.

View down Qualicum Beach, just steps away from ROAM Beach Resort. Tallk conifer trees stand against a sky of rich, gradient blue, and the ocean calmly laps against a shore of grey/beige sand.

Cozy cabins, beachfront RV sites, and even a unique beachside barrel sauna. Waterfront beach access and serene views? Check and check.

Inside view of a cabin at ROAM Beach Resort. Features a bright, modern living room interior with a gray sofa, wooden coffee table, and a small dining area, featuring large windows overlooking a beachside barrel sauna.

Beachside Bliss

Cozy Cabins

Our freshly renovated one-bedroom and two-bedroom cabins are perfect for couples seeking a romantic getaway or families looking to connect.

You’ll enjoy a home away from home experience, complete with patio seating, and only steps away from the beach access. We mean it when we say there’s no place like ROAM!

A recreational vehicle at ROAM Beach Resort parked beside picnic tables at a serene seaside campground, with a clear blue sky and distant mountains visible.

RV Retreat

RV Sites

At ROAM, you can park your RV right next to the beach. You'll enjoy beautiful views and wake up to the sound of crashing waves.

ROAM’s beachfront RV sites can accommodate back-in RVs, drive-in motorhomes, camper vans, and truck campers. For full details on RV site sizes, please visit the online booking site provided below.

ROAM & Relax

Sauna Experiences

Treat yourself to some R&R with our unique barrel sauna, situated right at the edge of the ocean. Warm up as you enjoy a sunrise, coastal views, and nature from your panoramic sauna view. Take a dunk shower or a rejuvenating cold plunge in the sea. Relax on the deck. Repeat.

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Side view of the oceanfront barrel sauna at ROAM Beach Resort. The sun is setting over calm waters, casting a golden hue over the landscape.
View from inside the barrel sauna at ROAM Beach Resort. The circular viewport looks directly over the ocean, with blue skies and snow-topped mountains in the distance.
Looking down the beach at ROAM Beach Resort. A handful of people walk the beach while the blue ocean tide is out, revealing a sand bar.
View of the RV camp sites at ROAM Beach Resort. A trailer RV is parked at one of the sites, and there are picnic tables in the foreground. The ocean is in the background, just feet away from the resort.
A wide-angle view looking across the lot at ROAM Beach Resort. The social deck is visible in the centre of the frame, flanked by picnic tables and the barrel sauna.
View from next to the barrel sauna at ROAM Beach Resort, looking from the bubble-front of the sauna down Qualicum Bay. The sauna is right at the edge of the property, looking over the ocean and sandy beach.
Exterior view of one of the beach cabins at ROAM Beach Resort. The cabin is white with black trim and a deep green roof.
Interior photo of a cabin at ROAM Beach Resort, showing the main living area. A modern couch sits in the foreground, with a compact kitchen and hallway visible.
A view looking northwards at the ocean in front of ROAM Beach Resort. It is a beautiful, sunny day, and the sky is a gradient of blues. The ocean is calm and inviting.

Don’t Spend Your Vacation Time Driving!

ROAM Beach Resort is conveniently located in Central Vancouver Island. Just 45-minutes from Departure Bay Ferry in Nanaimo, it’s the perfect place to settle in.

When you’re ready, why not enjoy a day trip to Tofino, Hornby Island, Cumberland, or Coombs? You’ll appreciate having ROAM to return to!

Situated on the historic Old Island Highway, ROAM Beach Resort evokes a sense of new adventures and nostalgia for bygone days. Whether you’re reliving fond memories or forging new ones, ROAM offers a gateway to the past and the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cabins & RV Sites

Is there Wi-Fi available at the resort?
Yes. The password will be provided in your booking confirmation email.

Where do I park?
Cabins: designated parking out front of your booked cabin.
RV sites: stay within your designated RV site area.
Sauna guests: all guests that are not staying at ROAM Beach Resort must park on the street, off site.

Are linens and towels provided in the cabins?
Yes, fresh linens, towels, and basic toiletries are provided in all cabins for your convenience.

Is smoking allowed in the cabins or RV sites?
No. Smoking of any kind (tobacco, vape, marijuana) is strictly prohibited in all areas of ROAM Beach Resort, including cabins and RV sites, to ensure the comfort and safety of all guests.

What time is check-in and check-out?
Check-in time is after 3PM, Check-out time is at 11AM

Are there grocery stores or restaurants nearby?
Yes, there are grocery stores, convenience stores, and restaurants within a short driving distance of the resort where you can purchase essentials and groceries or enjoy a meal out. There is a pub, cafe, ice-cream, and a food truck within walking distance.

Are children allowed at the resort?
Absolutely! ROAM is family-friendly, and children of all ages are welcome to join in on the fun.

Are pets allowed at ROAM?
Yes, pets are welcome, however pets are not automatically accepted and must be approved in your booking. Additional fees may apply.

Is there a maximum number of guests allowed per cabin or RV site?
Yes, each cabin and RV site has a maximum occupancy limit. Please refer to our online booking portal for specific occupancy details for each cabin or site.

Are there any nearby hiking trails or outdoor activities?
Yes! There are numerous hiking trails, beaches, and outdoor activities within close proximity to the resort, including Horne Lake Caves, Lighthouse Trail, and Forbidden Plateau, to name a few.

Sauna Rentals

How do I book a sauna?
Through our online booking calendar, which is coming online very soon!

Do I get the sauna to myself when I book?
It depends! We provide both community and private booking options. Community bookings offer eight "public access" spots. Private bookings allow you to reserve the sauna for a group of up to 8 people.

How long do the sauna sessions last?
Community bookings are for 90 minutes. Private bookings are available for either 90 minutes or 3 hours.

Is there an age restriction for the sauna?
Yes. Sauna sessions are only available for individuals aged 18 and above. Children aged 12 and over may attend with adult supervision.

What is the maximum capacity of the sauna?
The sauna can accommodate a maximum of 8 people.

Do you offer discounts for multiple sauna session bookings?
Absolutely! You can buy 5-pack and 10-pack digital "punch cards" at a discounted rate.

Can I buy a gift card for the barrel sauna?
Yes, you can! We provide digital gift cards in any denomination, which can be purchased through our sauna booking calendar.

Circular sun and waves icon from the ROAM Beach Resort logo

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