It’s definitely off the beaten track in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and takes a little effort to get to but the Radar Hill Beaches are spectacular. The trail down to the beach is not maintained by Parks Canada and the going is fairly rough—there are lots of roots, steep sections, mud, and logs to balance on and climb over. Care is required.
The beach is spectacular and, if you get there early enough, you’ll likely be the only one there. I passed a few folks heading out as I headed in, but once down on the sand I was alone.
There are several connected beaches so it is possible to make your way from the main beach to other sandy beaches further along. A brackish lagoon directly behind the beach is a bit tricky to work around. It is easier to follow the ocean’s edge and scramble over a rocky outcrop to get to the next beach. From the second beach, there is a rough trail through the headland to a third sandy beach beyond.
After several hours exploring the sandy beaches and enjoying this beautiful landscape it was time to hike out to my car. When I need some peaceful solitude, I know that this is a place where I can find it.