Qualicum Beach Homes for Sale

The neighbourhood of Qualicum Beach in Qualicum Beach, BC, is a highly-desirable real estate market because of its proximity to beautiful beaches, its high standard of living, and its convenient location. Residents can enjoy the local restaurants, parks, golf courses, and so much more. 

The cost of purchasing a house, investment property, or vacation home in the Qualicum Beach area can be high. At the same time, affordable options are available for those looking to invest in the Qualicum Beach real estate market. Since Qualicum Beach is a popular retirement community, home buyers will notice the high volume of ranchers offering accessible living. Multi-storey homes are also found throughout Qualicum Beach, along with townhome and condo complexes. To request up-to-date information about properties for sale in Qualicum Beach, or to arrange a private showing, contact your Qualicum Beach real estate experts today! Read more about Qualicum Beach real estate.

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Qualicum Beach Real Estate

In the heart of Qualicum Beach— near Crescent Road and Arbutus Street—you can find ranchers built in the 1970s that command relatively affordable prices, representing potential for young professionals, those looking to downsize, and investors looking for vacation properties a short walk from the beach. In general, the properties in neighbourhoods close to the beach are excellent options for vacation rentals and BnBs, as tourism is one of the community's top economic drivers. 

162 single-family homes were sold in Qualicum Beach in 2022. According to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s (VIREB) 2022 statistics for single-family homes, the average list price was $1,053,500, while the average sale price was $1,062,800. On average, single-family homes sold at 101% of the listing price in 2022. The average days on the market for homes in Qualicum Beach was a brief 24 days.

The Old Island Highway runs right through the core area of Qualicum Beach. Along this stretch, you'll find plenty of options, including condo buildings built in the '80s and '90s that offer unbeatable 180-degree views of the ocean, mountains, and nearby islands. The condo units available in this neighbourhood offer features focused on making the most of their excellent oceanfront locations, including large windows, patios, and open-concept floorplans that allow views to be observed from many vantages within the home. 

Qualicum Beach is one of the top destinations in the country for retirees, and there are several options of independent living facilities for seniors. The Gardens is one option available to seniors looking to invest in a high-end retirement community. The units in The Gardens offer high-end appliances, stylish floorplans, and impressive social programs and community facilities. 

Slightly north of the downtown core of Qualicum Beach—near the small Dashwood neighbourhood—is the neighbourhood of Qualicum North. Here you'll find unique properties on larger lots than what is available in the central part of town. Large rustic-style homes on lots half an acre and up offer excellent views and plenty of living space, making them ideal choices for growing families, impressive vacation homes, or as income-producing rental properties. 

About Qualicum Beach Neighbourhood

Qualicum Beach is a charming small town on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Qualicum Beach is known for its laid-back environment, beautiful gardens, and extensive sandy beaches. There are six provincial parks in the area, including long stretches of sandy beaches, beautiful old-growth forests, and endless rivers and waterfalls.

Those seeking a relaxed lifestyle with easy access to outdoor activities will find what they're looking for in Qualicum Beach. With around 9,000 full-time residents, it offers a good mix of convenient amenities with safety and a strong sense of community. Qualicum Beach has become a popular retirement destination and has the oldest population in Canada because of the opportunities of living a healthy, outdoor lifestyle. At the same time, it's also a stellar choice for young professionals and those raising families. 

The town of Qualicum Beach can be found along the Old Island Highway, which runs along the east coast of Vancouver Island between Nanaimo to the south and Campbell River to the north. The Old Island Highway is scenic, offering ocean views, but the speedier nearby Inland Highway also connects it to nearby cities, including Courtenay and Nanaimo. Highway 4 connects Qualicum Beach to destinations on the island's west coast, including Tofino and Ucluelet. Those who love the ocean, outdoor recreation, and quaint small-town living should have Qualicum Beach high on their list of places to call home.

Things to Do in Qualicum Beach

World Famous Qualicum Beach

It's no secret that one of the top things to do whether you're a visitor to Qualicum Beach or a local is to head to one of the beaches that the town is famous for. Qualicum Beach offers a relatively secluded beach experience compared to more popular spots in Parksville, including Rathtrevor Beach and Parksville Beach. Qualicum Beach's water is warm and clear, excellent for wading or swimming in warmer months. You'll find plenty of marine life in the fascinating tidal pools, including sand dollars, starfish, and crabs, making this beach an excellent spot to take the kids for an affordable family outing. In colder months, it's hard to beat the soul-soothing effects of a windy winter walk along the shore. 

Heritage Forest Qualicum Beach

A beloved local gem in the Qualicum Beach area is Heritage Forest. This tranquil spot offers acres of walking trails through an old-growth forest. While you make your way through the beginner-friendly hiking paths, you can learn about how the community banded together to prevent this old-growth forest from developing, allowing it to remain a cherished local attraction. 

Little Qualicum Falls

Those seeking a slightly more strenuous walking excursion can head to Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, which offers excellent walking trails that lead to two beautiful waterfalls. The paths through Little Qualicum Falls allow visitors to get some exercise while also engaging with the area's biodiversity. Because of this park's proximity to Qualicum Beach and the convenient nearby parking, it's a great way to spend an afternoon.