If you’re looking for a day or weekend trip from Vancouver, look no further - this place has the best of both worlds, a beautiful beach with a hidden waterfall, as well as a thick forest of giant trees.

Described as "where the rainforest meets the sea", this is on our list of day trips to take this summer.

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Sandcut Beach is located on Vancouver Island’s south-west coast, between French Beach Provincial Park and Jordan River, around 30 kilometres west of Sooke along the Juan de Fuca Highway.

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Access to the beach is very clear with a gravel parking lot, and is only a ten-minute hike from the parking area along a rugged wooded trail. The beach is scattered with stones and pebbles, with sandstone and waterfalls.

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In the spring, fall and winter, the majestic waterfall situated along the beach flows the best and it a short walk from the beach heading east, along with a rope swing.

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It is the perfect area to set down a picnic basket, towels, and just relax! 

Sandcut Beach is one of the more natural beaches along Vancouver Island, and there are no facilities provided, so just make sure you go prepared! 

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