As we all know, summer is the BEST time to roadtrip. And we're always on a mission to cram in as many as possible within the short amount of time that is sweet, glorious summer!
We've got the perfect spot for your next getaway. This beach near Port Renfrew is known for being a hidden gem for surfers, and it's just a short two-hour drive from Victoria.
Vancouver Island's Sombrio Beach is a stunning, natural beach situated in the Juan de Fuca Provincial Park. One of the most exquisite wonders of Sombrio Beach is a secret waterfall hidden in a cave, attracting tourists from all over.
In fact, the waterfall is so inconspicuous that, if you didn't know about it, you could totally walk right by it. To find the waterfall, head east on the beach and continue walking until you see a creek running into the ocean. Follow the watercourse and, up the beach, you'll see two huge rock cliffs; the waterfall is hidden within!
Stay here and take as many photographs as you like, as it's truly a sight to behold. Or you can just bask in the beauty of this hidden waterfall!
Sombrio Beach is approximately 57 kilometres west of Sooke, and 24 kilometres west of Jordan River, along Highway 14. It's located just a short 10-minute walk from the parking lot!
Disclaimer: We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.