Park officials advise Combers Beach users to play elsewhere

Accessing Combers Beach in the winter is always an activity reserved for the brave but after last weekend’s storm even the brave may want to find alternative sand to play in.

The Pacific Rim National Park has issued a cautionary notice after the weekend’s winds significantly eroded Comber’s shoreline leaving a roughly two-metre cliff between the access trail and the beach.

“The access is always tricky in the winter and we do put up warning signs but this particular storm eroded quite a bit…so it’s even more of a caution,” said the Park’s acting promotions officer Crystal Bolduc.

Bolduc said Combers parking lot is always closed during the winter because conditions are hazardous but those who choose to head down there anyway need to be aware of the situation and use extra caution.

The Park’s cautionary notice suggests visitors choose easy to access beaches like Long Beach or Wickaninnish Beach.

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