Beaches, Pacific Northwest
The BC coast has some incredible beaches! Most beaches in the coastal region are remote, and hardly visited, but they are as awesome as any beach in the world.
Where i live on Vancouver Island, we have hike into beaches of world class status, yet quite often, you are the only souls there.
These beaches are pristine. Please leave these remote areas just as you found them, so that others can enjoy them as much as you have. Leave only footprints and take only photos.
Cape Palmerston and San Josef Bay at the north western edge of the Island, are two of my favorite beaches, and then there is Grant Bay with its awesome sandy beach. These beaches have been carved out of the landscape by thousands of years of winter storms. I have always enjoyed hiking to these areas and will continue to do so.
Some of the beaches on Haida Gwaii are supreme, people will travel from around the world to see them.
There is North Beach at Tow Hill where there is some awesome surfing possibility. Here you can hike up past the blow hole and head up Tow Hill trail where you can get views of the north beach from the first platform and from the top of the hill, you can see Agate beach and Yakan point. Balance rock beach is another of the awesome beaches in Haida Gwaii, here you will see balance rock, left from the last ice age, balanced on a very small point, it has defied the winter storms for 10 000 years.
There are so many beaches on our coast, that it would take a lifetime to visit them all, our Pacific Northwest Coastal region is a remote, isolated paradise, we need to protect it at all costs.
So many people depend on it staying pristine for employment through the tourist trades. We must not let it suffer the damage that will come from oil and gas exploration and transport. Our government of today seems to not care a wit about this, but when you talk to the people who live and work here, you find that they do care, care enough to fight for its beauty, now and into the future.