Sombrio Beach is a popular spot for hikers, campers, and surfers.

Parking restricted at Sombrio Beach parking lot over long weekend

The parking lot at Sombrio Beach trailhead will be closed to vehicle traffic from Friday to Monday

  • May. 17, 2017 11:30 a.m.

Access to the Sombrio Beach parking lot will be restricted over the May long weekend to discourage illegal activities such as parties and vandalism.

Unauthorized activities within the park can affect the social, economic, cultural and ecological sustainability of both the park and the local communities, says an Environment Ministry press release.

The 2.5-kilometre gravel access road off Highway 14 to the parking lot at the Sombrio Beach trailhead will be closed to vehicle traffic from 7 a.m. on Friday to midnight on Monday.

All locations within Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, including the designated campsites at Sombrio Beach and the Juan de Fuca Marina Trail, 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.

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