Hidden Beach

Park Features

  • forest trail to waterfront
  • scenic views

Location

Denman/Hornby Islands (Area ‘A')
Hidden Beach Road at intersection of Harwood Road, Sollan Road and Brigantine Crescent, 0.9ha  2acres

Etiquette

  • fires permitted on beach below high tide line
  • extinguish with water by 2 a.m. – report concerns regarding fires to the Hornby Fire Department patrol officer at 250-703-9022
  • no camping allowed

Natural Features

This forested beach access features a gently sloping forest with a fairly open canopy. The forest includes western red cedar, red alder and Douglas-fir. The beach is rocky with lots of logs. The forest contains several patches of lamium, an aggressive invasive introduced to the park by dumping of garden waste. The parks committee is trying to control and eliminate the lamium by digging it up and by covering patches.

History

The regional district obtained a licence of occupation over this road allowance/beach access in August of 2009. Members of the parks committee from the Hornby Island Residents and Ratepayers Association maintain this beach access.