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Sombrio Beach

An hour and forty-five minutes west of Victoria, but well worth the drive, Sombrio Beach is located in Juan de Fuca Provincial Park.

Sombrio Beach is British Columbia's most accessible backcountry camping spot. In the summer it is a popular place to camp and throughout autumn, winter and spring, the beach is popular with surfers. The beach is home a small cave popular with boulderers, as well as a larger sea cave for exploration.

Visitor's to the park are encouraged to find the highly Instagrammable hidden waterfall, as well as the sea stack, and famous sphinx (rock formation). Further exploration allows guests to uncover rugged west coast hiking and another beautiful waterfall that spills into the sea.

The beach is teaming with Marine Life in peak season, with frequent sighting of Humpback whales, orcas, harbour seals, and more.

The beach is situated at roughly the halfway mark of the famed Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, a popular multi-day back packing route.

This remote wild area has limited cell phone reception. The park is home to several species of large carnivores, including bears, cougars, and wolves. Always ensure you take all precautions when entering backcountry terrain, including bringing the 11 essentials for hiking. The beach is located in a provincial park, please do not disturb wildlife, do not remove any natural items such as rocks or seashells from the beach, and secure all attractants such as food. Several areas of the park can be cut off at high tide, and rip currents are possible in the surf. There is no lifeguard on duty, exercise caution when entering the waters.

For more information, please email Tourism Victoria's Visitor Centre at [email protected], or phone 250-953-2033 or toll-free 800-663-3883.

Sombrio Beach

Hwy 14

Jordan River, BC .

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