This is Chesterman Beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island. For a rugged coast it sure has it's share of long beaches. I guess it has the best of both worlds and that's probably why it attracts such an eclectic crowd. There are several of these scattered along the coast and at each one you'll find surfers of all ages. I'm serious, I saw a couple of grandpas out there. And good on them, I cannot imagine a better way to spend my golden years.