4/11/2014

Witty Beach Road Trail Closure



Two large Douglas-fir trees greet visitors to the parking lot at the end
of Witty Beach Road in Metchosin, BC.

Following the short, but scenic Witty Beach Road in the rural Vancouver Island community of Metchosin, takes you to a small parking lot by the ocean. For most people the beach is the destination, and a beautiful one it is, but there are other attractions.


While beach access from this spot has been restricted recently by a closed set of crumbling stairs, my favourite features remain - two large, old Douglas-fir that dominate the area.



Witty Beach can still be accessed via the main parking lot
 at Witty's Lagoon Regional Park.


Access stairs in better times. The steep slope they were
anchored on is unstable.



There are not many big Douglas-fir left, let alone ones you
can drive right up to like these.
Officials are uncertain as to when the beach access at Witty Beach Road will reopen. For the time being it is worth a drive to visit the trees before going to the main parking lot down the road to access the beach.

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