Drive right up to the ocean?

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Justinn Doyle
Victoria
Drive right up to the ocean?

New to the forum. Bought a trailhawk.

I'm really wanting to camp right on the beach. Somewhere sandy that's not crowded like renfrew. I used to own a lancer and pre planned a trip way out to rugged point marine provincial park.

You can drive to tahsis, zebollas, or golden river and take a ferry to port Eliza. Drive up the coast a bit and find yourself a beach. Now that I have a jeep I figure I can hack my way down to the beach and actually drive to a spot I have pointed out on a map before you get to the provincial park. I will do this on a map later and post the picture.

Another option is a sandy lake and I've heard Sherk lake is a good spot. I was raised in lake cowichan and tried to find some old trails some buddy's and I drove but most of them are now gated or ditched. I was reading I think in an old post not sure if it's still closed, but the trail yo sherk lake. Is it still open?

This weekend the family and I are going to renfrew, it's for them. I prefer being secluded closer to nature and water. Wondering if there is a meet coming up in the following weekends. I would not mind hitting some old trails again and doing some off road with fellow enthusiasts.

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Andrew
Victoria

You can drive right onto the beach at Side Bay, west of Port Alice I think it is

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Cody
Victoria

Not sure what the attraction is to “hack your way” down to a pristine wilderness beach. Sounds like you might screw up the place for the next people who are happy to walk through the woods to the beach and camp there without having to drive their Jeep there at all costs.

There is no honest beach running of any real measure on Vancouver Island. You can drive out in a couple places, but if it’s something you are obsessed with, there is opportunity in Washington State, and in Oregon, to put lots of sand miles under your tires, in areas where it is encouraged and a real thing.

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Jonathan
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Corey
Langford

We really dont need people like you "hacking your way to a beach" Its acts like that that damage the terrain and the image of normal users. Drive a few hours down the 101 to Long beach Washington or to Gearhart Oregon and you can drive on the beaches all day long like I did the other day. This speeded up video covers 22km of beach driving in Gearhart Oregon only 5 or 6 hours south of Port Angeles. If you want to drive farther on a Beach head to Longbeach Washington where you can drive about 45 km along a beach. Oh and road rules apply on the beach no dumb-ass stuff allowed because the cops will get you.

https://youtu.be/fX1Pk5g29FE

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Justinn Doyle
Victoria

Everytime I come back I'm lost for words. Maybe hack was the wrong use of wording but regardless I'm not about to log my way through Bush to get to a beach. If I have to move some brush or debris to get to where I'm going no problem. I've found a trail at port renfrew where I pull my family up pretty much on the beach. The drift wood pretty much blocks your way. Which is good since you'd most likely get stuck. Jordan river right beside the RV camp you can drive right up onto the beach as well.

I'm not sure what type of impressions you recieved but I respect the land the I live on. I just enjoy camping on the beaches here with my family. Seen a spot on satellite up island that I wanted to check out and see if I can "hack" through a small area (remove debris and brush) to get to the beach to camp. Pretty sure this is how all 4x4 trails are started excluding logging roads.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Adrian harrison
Nanaimo

Sounds like you found a nice trail

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Corey
Langford

well that is good to hear . Hack sounded like you just made a new road glad you didn't.. Perception on the internet is not always the best

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