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Sandcut Beach

Follow a scenic woodland trail to discover the fascinating sandstone rock formations and pretty waterfall of this serene pebble beach.

Sandcut Beach is a strikingly beautiful pebble beach. Totally undeveloped, this is a place to find peace. As it’s quite secluded, you won’t usually find too many other people here. Come at the right time and you might even be lucky enough to get a completely private viewing of the ocean vistas and the soothing waterfall.

Leave your car at the nearby parking lot and set out on the 10-minute walk down the thickly wooded trail that leads to the beach. See how many different species of giant tree you can spot towering high on either side along the way. Although it’s short and suitable for all fitness levels, the path is steep and slippery in some places, so be sure to wear suitable shoes.

Once you come out onto the beach, enjoy the rugged isolation of the long stretch of pebbles spread out before you. Walk the length of the beach, keeping watch for unusual rocks, shells and other ocean treasures. On a clear day, look out across the water and take in the stunning views of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.

The rosy color of the sandstone rocks around the edges of this beach brighten up the atmosphere, even in winter. Another lovely natural feature of the beach is the waterfall at the south end. Come in spring, fall or winter to see it at its best, when its waters will be flowing at their most powerful.

As Sandcut Beach area has no restaurants, cafés or shops, remember to bring snacks with you. Find a smooth sandstone rock to sit on while you eat, looking out across the ocean. Several whale species inhabit the local waters. Pay close attention and you might see some smooth gray backs or tails breaking the surface of the waves.

Getting to Sandcut Beach from Sooke by car is easy. The parking lot where you’ll start your 10-minute hike through the forest is just 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the west of the town. It’s a short distance to travel to experience the isolation and natural beauty of this remarkable place.


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Swell Shack - Eco Friendly Tiny Home CA $115
Swell Shack - Eco Friendly Tiny Home

Swell Shack - Eco Friendly Tiny Home

3710 Murrelet Close, Juan de Fuca Electoral Area, BC
     
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Juan de Fuca Electoral Area, this cabin is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Sandcut Beach and 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from French Beach Provincial Park. Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery and Sombrio Beach are also within 16 miles (25 km).

    Slack Tide Guesthouse CA $175
    Slack Tide Guesthouse

    Slack Tide Guesthouse

    3710 Murrelet Close, Juan de Fuca Electoral Area, BC
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Juan de Fuca Electoral Area, this holiday home is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Sandcut Beach and 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from French Beach Provincial Park. Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery and Sombrio Beach are also within 16 miles (25 km).

      West Coast Inspired Ocean View Modern Timber Frame Vancouver Island With Hot Tub
      West Coast Inspired Ocean View Modern Timber Frame Vancouver Island With Hot Tub

      West Coast Inspired Ocean View Modern Timber Frame Vancouver Island With Hot Tub

      3926 Timberline Way, Juan de Fuca Electoral Area, BC
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located by the ocean, this family-friendly holiday home is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Sandcut Beach and 8.7 mi (14.1 km) from French Beach Provincial Park. Sombrio Beach and Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery are also within 16 miles (25 km).

        Ocean Front Cottage Overlooking the bay of Port San Juan
        Ocean Front Cottage Overlooking the bay of Port San Juan

        Ocean Front Cottage Overlooking the bay of Port San Juan

        Juan de Fuca Electoral Area, BC
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This cottage is in Région Test.

          Spindrift Cottage by BC Island Vacation Homes
          Spindrift Cottage by BC Island Vacation Homes

          Spindrift Cottage by BC Island Vacation Homes

          2760 Seaside Drive, Juan de Fuca Electoral Area, BC
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the beach, this holiday home is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from French Beach Provincial Park and within 20 miles (32 km) of Sooke Harbour and Sooke Potholes Provincial Park. Olympic View Golf Club and East Sooke Park are also within 32 miles (52 km).

            Seacliff Cottage by BC Island Vacation Homes
            Seacliff Cottage by BC Island Vacation Homes

            Seacliff Cottage by BC Island Vacation Homes

            2698 Seaside Drive, Juan de Fuca Electoral Area, BC
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Juan de Fuca Electoral Area, this holiday home is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from French Beach Provincial Park and within 20 miles (32 km) of Sooke Harbour and Sooke Potholes Provincial Park. Olympic View Golf Club and East Sooke Park are also within 32 miles (52 km).

              Seacliff Cottage: Waterfront 3 Bedroom Home Near French Beach Provincial Park
              Seacliff Cottage: Waterfront 3 Bedroom Home Near French Beach Provincial Park

              Seacliff Cottage: Waterfront 3 Bedroom Home Near French Beach Provincial Park

              2684 Seaside Drive, Juan de Fuca Electoral Area, BC
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated on the beach, this holiday home is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from French Beach Provincial Park and within 20 miles (32 km) of Sooke Harbour and Sooke Potholes Provincial Park. Olympic View Golf Club and East Sooke Park are also within 32 miles (52 km).

                Orca Pass by BC Island Vacation Homes
                Orca Pass by BC Island Vacation Homes

                Orca Pass by BC Island Vacation Homes

                2594 Seaside Drive, Juan de Fuca Electoral Area, BC
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this holiday home is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from French Beach Provincial Park and within 20 miles (32 km) of Sooke Harbour and Sooke Potholes Provincial Park. Olympic View Golf Club and East Sooke Park are also within 32 miles (52 km).