Panorama of the Augerpoint Beach hike in Strathcona, Vancouver Island
Panorama of the Augerpoint Beach hike in Strathcona, Vancouver Island

Augerpoint Beach hike

Strathcona Provincial Park
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Looking north along Buttle lake from the Augerpoint Beach Hike in Strathcona Provincial Park, CanadaFlower Ridge to the south of the Augerpoint Beach Hike in Strathcona Provincial Park, CanadaApproaching the beach on the Augerpoint Beach Hike in Strathcona Provincial Park, Canada

Augerpoint Beach hike

Distance: 0.4mi
Elevation: 66ft
Time: 0.5h

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The family-friendly walk along Augerpoint Beach is an easy walk in Strathcona Provincial Park. While the hike on Augerpoint is easy, it also yields some of the best highway accessible views in the centre of Strathcona Provincial Park. On sunny days the beach is also a perfect spot to relax, suntan, and swim.

Augerpoint Beach Hike Map

Getting there

From Campbell River head west along High 28 for just under 31.1mi. Just as you reach Buttle Lake you will come to a junction where you will continue strait following signs for the Westin Mine. Follow this road for just over 12.4mi before you see signs for the Augerpoint boat launch on your right. Pull into the small parking lot to begin the hike.

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About

When to do

Year Round

Backcountry Campsites

No

Toilets

At trailhead

Family friendly

Yes

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

Moderate

Route Type

Out and back


Augerpoint Beach
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Route Description for Augerpoint Beach

From the parking area follow the well-maintained path down the boat launch, passing the various picnic areas along the way.

Shortly you will reach Augerpoint Beach. Directly across the immense Buttle Lake you will be able to see where the Phillips Creek meets the lake.

Glancing upwards you will see Marble Peak to the right, and the somewhat less impressive Phillips Peak to the left. Begin hiking left (south) along the beach to the southern end, where you will get a stunning view down the remainder of Buttle Lake, with Mt. Myra looming overhead. You get a very good impression of the scale of mountain in Strathcona park, seeing the full 4921ft rise of Myra towering above the lake.

Insider Hints

  • On hot days bring a towel and swimsuit to enjoy the refreshing water.

  • Many paddling opportunities exist on Buttle Lake.

  • This is a great stop after a hot day hiking some of the other Top 10 Hikes in Strathcona Provincial Park we have listed.

Comments

Logan X. 2 years ago

A marvelous and relaxing site. Perfect for people of all ages.

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RandyO 2 years ago

Awesome hike! We had so much fun during our hike here.

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lukeboii 2 years ago

more of a quick walk than anything but it's a great beach in the summer

YukihiroSato 2 years ago

Easy walk in the park. Good thing I brought my sandwich!

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HIllaryPNW 2 years ago

Easier than I expected, and well worth the effort! It’s wonderful from the start to the end.

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Ethan Welch 2 years ago

It was an incredible day for all of us. Everything was amazing.

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Tara Green 2 years ago

A small walk and a lovely beach

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Joji L. 2 years ago

If you have time, you should definitely try paddling!

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cartersans 3 years ago

It is the perfect place to cool down and chill! Take a refreshing dip or find a spot just to relax.

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metamorphiks 3 years ago

I'm 99% sure that the trail was completely flat. If there was an elevation, I hardly noticed it.

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