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    Willowbrae Trail to Half Moon Bay

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    4.2 km
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    119 m
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    Willowbrae Trail to Half Moon Bay

    Half Moon Bay is a beautifully scenic stretch of beach near Tofino, BC, that can be accessed through a 4.2 km trail through the forest. The route is mainly made up of wooden boardwalks and features many stairs on the descent to the beach. Because of this, hikers with limited mobility might find this route difficult to traverse.

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    Route Description for Willowbrae Trail to Half Moon Bay

    The hike to Half Moon Bay is a rewarding trek through the rainforest along a wooden boardwalk that will allow you to reconnect with nature and enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful West Coast landscape. The route passes through the beautiful forest and descends to the beach along a seemingly endless series of wooden stairs. Elderly or less-mobile hikers might find this section challenging as there are many stairs, and they can be steep in places.

    Once you exit the forest and get out onto the beach, you will be greeted with expansive views of the sandy white beach, strikingly blue water, and rugged coastal landscape. The stairs may be a bit of a grind; however, the picturesque views from the beach are absolutely worth the trouble.

    Getting to the Willowbrae Trail to Half Moon Bay Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for Half Moon Bay from Ucluelet, head west on Peninsula Road for 3.7 km and continue on the Tofino Ucluelet Highway. After 1.3 km, turn left onto Willowbrae Road, where you will find the trailhead in 180 m.

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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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      Out and back

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