A moderate hike with several view points, the Ripple Rock Trail takes you to the site of the largest non-nuclear explosion in the world. Search the internet for ‘ripple rock’ to read how this amazing project came to be.
Eight years ago, Sandcut Beach was known mainly to locals and visitors who stayed at area cottages. In 2010 it was officially established by the CRD.
A short walk through the forest, along a trail, boardwalk and down a set of stairs leads to Sandcut Beach, a long cobble shore along the Juan de Fuca Strait. This day-use area is a longtime favourite of locals. —CRD
A low and falling tide (below three feet), particularly at sunrise or in the early morning, is a great time to visit this stunning spot. It’s easier to walk around, you can get around the headland to Botany Bay and you may get a look at black bears feeding at the low tide line.