Sandcut Beach Falls

Sandcut Beach Falls, Vancouver Island, BC
Sandcut Beach Falls, Vancouver Island, BC, photo by Bud Logan

Sandcut Beach Falls can be found between French Beach Provincial Park and Jordan River, British Columbia. It is at the end of sandcut Creek, just as it flows over the falls and into the Pacific Ocean, You can follow the trail that has been built a few km north of the creek and walk down the beach. Or you can park on the north side of the creek on an old pullout and just walk a few hundred feet to the top of the falls. I have gone both ways and did enjoy the long hike more.

Sandcut Beach Falls, Vancouver Island, BC
Sandcut Beach Falls, Vancouver Island, BC, photo by Bud Logan

This longer trail is almost 2 km in length. The trail starts from the parking lot. You will walk through a lush green forest with giant trees of cedar, spruce, and douglas fir. The surrounding area is home to the T’sou-ke Nation. There is plenty of wildlife in the area like bears and cougars, but you might just see whales as they are known to make an appearance near Sandcut Beach. Hiking in on the trail to the falls is such a wonder. The views are completely breathtaking. This is one of those easy to access places that lead to a completely mesmerizing forest and sea setting.

Sandcut Beach Falls, Vancouver Island, BC
Sandcut Beach Falls, Vancouver Island, BC, photo by Bud Logan

The first time l visited this beach and falls I was with my wife, we took the long way in and completely enjoyed the hike through the forest, then we hiked down the beach, unaware of the falls until we came upon them. It was going behind the falls, and we hiked as far as we could go south where we were blocked by an outcrop of rock. We then climbed up the falls and realized the road was right there. We spent a bit of time exploring the creek. We then climbed up to the road and walked back to the car. All in all, this was a great way to spend a few hours.

Sandcut Beach Falls, Vancouver Island, BC
Sandcut Beach Falls, Vancouver Island, BC, photo by Georgina Logan

It’s sure worth the trip to see these falls, beach, and creek, so grab your hiking boots, some lunch, and your camera, and have a West Coast adventure at sandcut beach. You will love it and who knows, you might just see some whales.

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