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Stroll down the black sand beach

We walked this beach for about an hour and combed the beach for cool drift wood pieces for our... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Great beach

This rain forest beach is very nice. Take rain gear and enjoy. The beach itself is very nice... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Don H
Kirkland, Washington
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West Coast Road, Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We walked this beach for about an hour and combed the beach for cool drift wood pieces for our garden at home. Great place for a swim as well as the water is very calm but chilly.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

This rain forest beach is very nice. Take rain gear and enjoy. The beach itself is very nice. Why not pack a picnic lunch?

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Don H
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

A new unmarked entrance is just being done, but once you figure it out you head down to a great Wild Coast beach. Nice trail, nice beach.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Access to the beach is via a dirt (dusty) road of about 2 km. The road is accessible by a standard car if taken steady. More corrugated than rough. Beach is pebbles but that is common in this area. The walk to the beach from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Les B
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Although much of the beach is stony, with small to medium sized round rocks, it also has some sandy areas. It's also a good location to watch the surfers work the waves. Beach combing is good here for interesting rocks, shells, and driftwood.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Susan S
Reviewed 19 July 2018

No I'm not going to give away the location but it is pretty majestic! Sombrio has amazing waves and a stellar beach. I hope to do the Juan de Fuca trail one day just so I can explore more of this beach's beauty. I had...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank luvmeggie
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

If you only have time to stop at one beach on this stretch of road Sombrio should be it! A true gem! One of a kind... Magical!!!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Allison W
Reviewed 24 March 2018

For areal video review look for "Sailing Knotty Maria" on youtube. It is a beautiful spot for a stroll and a picnic any day of the year. Some people come for camping and storm watching. Location: ~10 km south of Port Renfrew, west coast of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Gleb M
Reviewed 17 February 2018

History and the interface of sea,sky and rainforest make for a rich environment filled with a variety of ecosytems along the various beaches. Worth a visit anytime of the year. Bring your kids

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank CM J
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Spent the weekend with my husband and Great Pyrenees Aspen Sebastian walking and hiking hanging out on the beaches on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Everyone enjoyed themselves lovely place to take your pet and even better place to convene with nature and just...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Les B
18 June 2018|
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Road is rough but easily navigable. Approximately 2 Km (I don't recall ) to the trailhead. Drive in, take it slow.