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The Serene Sandcut Beach Proves Why The West Coast Is The Best Coast

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BC’s never-ending stream of hidden gems to explore never ceases to amaze both locals and tourists alike. The stunning Sandcut Beach is no exception.

The 3.5-km cobbled beach is nestled in Shirley, just 30-kms west of Sooke. It’s part of the beautiful Jordan River Regional Park.

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It’s not hard to see why this place is so magical, with its lush trails, rugged coastline, sandstone and a majestic waterfall.

Sandcut Beach is a 4.5-hour trek from Vancouver, but it is well worth the trip. Reach the beach after a scenic 10-minute walk through the forest filled with giant Douglas Fir, cedar and spruce trees. Once you arrive you will be able to walk along the water, search for rocks and take in the incredible sandstone waterfall.

If the weather is warm enough, it’s also a great spot to go for a dip. They even have an awesome rope you can swing from near the waterfall to bring out your inner child.

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Looking for more BC spots that will give you a sense of wanderlust? Check out this trail that lets you walk right through a hollow cedar tree or visit the world’s tallest timber trestle bridge.

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Sandcut Beach

Location: 11033 West Coast Road, Shirley BC

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