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Haddington Beach, Port McNeill

waterfront hiking and mountain biking
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.87 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview :  The Haddington Beach Trail is a beautiful rustic trail that follows the shoreline and provides many beach access points. The gravelly... more »

Tips:  ACCESS: Only a 5 minute drive or 30 min walk from Port McNeill. From town take Mine Rd. to the E, down the hill on the gravel. For ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Eagle's Nest

An eagles nest can be seen near the top of a large old-growth red cedar tree. This tree and a nearby sitka spruce tree were left uncut to protect the nest when the surrounding forest was harvested. Eagles are often seen coming and going between the nest tree and the nearby shorline where they feed.

2. Cairns

Local artist has created and number of decorative cairns using rocks and driftwood from the beach. An amazing variety of colors, shapes and textures are seen in the beach rocks.

3. Bear Trail

The mature second-growth forest along the waterfront has been left uncut to protect views from boats. The trail follows a pre-existing trail made mainly by black bears, only a few meters above the beach. If you are lucky you will see a bear that has come down to the oceanfront to look for food. Don't worry though, bears on Vancouver Island are ... More