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Beautiful spot!

what a great spot this is. A lovely strand of dark sand beach facing east. Ample shade or sun if... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Comox Valley, Canada
Worth the hills and valleys

This photo is not Sandwell Beach. It is of the Ferry terminal. Sandwell is well worth the 15-20... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Gabriola Island, Canada
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Strand Road, Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada
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All reviews the busy summer season minute walk across the road beautiful beach low tide ferry terminal clams lock logs strand distance bay mainland sand trail water picnic
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

what a great spot this is. A lovely strand of dark sand beach facing east. Ample shade or sun if you want by noon. Outhouses at the bottom.The only potential downside is the 10 minute walk in which has a steep bit coming back from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Arcosdad
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This photo is not Sandwell Beach. It is of the Ferry terminal. Sandwell is well worth the 15-20 minute walk that is of no consequence to the fit, but a challenge to someone who has issues, especially with the knees. Short steep up and downs...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kiwioz58
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Great Fall walk, views were great the trail was perfect and the beach at the end would be well worth a summer visit!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank cstewake
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This park is beautiful and was so calm and quiet even on a beautiful July day. We are so glad we made the trip and highly recommend stopping at this beautiful beach!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank meagbra
Reviewed 13 July 2017

There are two beaches across the road from one another. One is sheltered and filled with sea creatures--sand dollars, tiny crabs scuttling along the sand, clams and scallops creating little volcanoes to indicate they are hiding under the sand. Children love exploring the water, examining...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

the ocean, the sound of it as you near it hiking surrounded by ferns and interesting rocks/tree formations, the sound, is amazing. for swimming be aware to look for jellyfish, the clear small ones are fine, but the orange, be on the lookout.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank MerMadeArts
Reviewed 17 April 2017

At low tide this is a lovely walk from end to end. At any time, a beautiful beach and quiet contemplative place to clear your head

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Gina K
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice spot with a great view of the light house across the water. Beach has lots to look at and the path is well maintained.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank WT10
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Drive to the end of The Strand, park and then follow the trail through the woods and down a hill, careful it's a bit steep, then you're on this gorgeous beach. And this beach has it all: view out to the lighthouse, soft white sand,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank FarFlungStarling
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Lots to see and do and be awed by the sheer scope and beauty of nature. Shellfish, crabs, and starfish all over the tidepools and lots of beach to walk. Bring hiking shoes or boots!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank robby321
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Yin L
21 July 2018|
Response from kiwioz58 | Reviewed this property |
Drive from Ferry onto North Road. Follow along 10 minutes or more until you see a sign that says Sandwell. Turn L onto Barrett. Follow Barrett for a couple of minutes and it will turn down and to the R quite steeply. At the... More
21 May 2018|
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