Love uncovering hidden beaches? This provincial park in BC has just that – and it’s a fave among locals. Situated along the beautiful Juan de Fuca Strait, Jordan River Regional Park is a popular destination for Victoria and Sooke residents during the warmer months, and it’s definitely worth checking out for yourself.

From the parking lot, visitors can follow a short 400-metre hike through coastal rainforest and old-growth cedars on a scenic boardwalk trail to the famed Sandcut Beach.

Named for its unique sandstone formations, the 3.5 km-long cobbled beach is the perfect place to spend a spring or summer afternoon, and even has access to a picturesque oceanside waterfall!

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Along the beach, visitors can spot fossilized sea shells, revealed little by little as the sandstone erodes. And while you can’t take them home with you, they certainly make for a fascinating story and photo!

There are also breathtaking views of the Olympic Peninsula to take in during your visit.

Facilities include self-contained camping sites that are first-come-first-serve, which can be enjoyed for $25 per night (plus $10 per additional vehicle).

So there you have it, BC! It’s the perfect time to start planning a trip to the Island!

Jordan River Regional Park 

Where: BC-14, Capital, BC