We continued onwards to Qualicum Beach and diverted from 19A for a few miles to check out Deep Bay. After taking a right at Gainsberg Rd. and riding a few miles, we stopped at the Ship and Shore Cafe and Campground for a lunch of local clam chowder. We debated staying at the small camping area which had a nice view of the harbor and Deep Bay but decided to push to our original destination.
Our original destination, the Qualicum Bay Resort (RV park and camping) looked better on the web pics than in reality. It seemed a bit run down and no one was at the office so we ended taking a small room at the Lighthouse Motel nearby. The motel manager recommended a quaint restaurant within walking distance, the Sandbar Cafe. The prices are moderate, good grub with water views. It is not big place but worth a stop for lunch or dinner.