Saratoga Beach, BC, Canada is a resort village on the east coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The community is best known for its beautiful, long sandy beach of the same name. Saratoga Beach is part of the Comox Valley region neighboring the artistic and agricultural communities of Merville and Black Creek, BC.
Activities most enjoyed in Saratoga and the surrounding areas include golfing, swimming, hiking, bird watching, auto racing, fly fishing, salmon fishing, beachcombing, sightseeing, cycling, picnicking, camping, sea kayaking, sailing, wind surfing, and boating.
A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing park and trail destinations located in Saratoga Beach and the surrounding areas includes Saratoga Beach of course, and Miracle Beach Provincial Park, and the Oyster River Nature Park. Surrounding the two large sandy beaches are spawning rivers, creeks, waterway channels and forest. Some fall within park boundaries some do not.
Travel services important to travelers in and around the community of Saratoga Beach, BC includes accommodations (vacation homes, cottages, resorts, bed and breakfast, rental suites) campgrounds, pub, restaurant, gas station, gift store, liquor store, grocery store,cell service, internet and a marina. The resort waterfront area of Saratoga is mostly lined with cabins and cottage resorts and a campground.
In nearby Mervile and Black Creek there are general stores, ATMs, and gas stations. Large box stores and a larger selection of services important to travelers can be foundfurther south in the communities of Courtenay and Comox.
Saratoga Beach is located 245 km (153 mi) north of Victoria on Hwy 1. Travel along Hwy #1 to the Comox Valley located south of Campbell River and north of Parksville on Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada. From the community of Courtenay in the Comox Valley travel north on the the Inland Hwy (Oceanside Route) 25 kilometres (16 Miles) to Saratoga Beach. The turn off to Saratoga Beach while traveling the Inland Hwy is the #144 exit.