Sombrio Beach access restricted

May long weekend will see road closed to prevent partiers/vandalism

  • May. 13, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Temporary safety measures will be taken to restrict vehicle access to the parking lot at Sombrio Beach over the May long weekend to discourage unauthorized activities, such as parties and vandalism.

The 2.5-km gravel access road off Highway 14 to the parking lot at the Sombrio Beach trailhead will be closed to vehicles from 6 a.m. on Friday, May 15 to 12 a.m. on Monday, May 18.

Access to all locations within Juan de Fuca Park, including the designated campsites at Sombrio Beach and the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, will remain open to the public. The three remaining trailheads to the Juan de Fuca Trail at China Beach, Parkinson Creek and Botanical Beach are still accessible by vehicles.

BC Parks wants to ensure all park visitors can peacefully and safely enjoy the activities that Juan de Fuca Provincial Park is known for, such as hiking, camping and marine and wildlife viewing. Unauthorized activities can impact the social, economic, cultural and ecological sustainability of both the park and local communities.

BC Parks will be closing the vehicle access to Sombrio Beach with the support from the Conservation Officer Service and RCMP.

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