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Ella Beach

A spectacular rocky beach with many large Douglas firs and Sitka spruces dotting the shoreline. This beach is a favourite among locals, and is very little known among tourists.

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Ella Road, Sooke, BC, Canada
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Description

A spectacular rocky beach with many large Douglas firs and Sitka spruces dotting the shoreline. This beach is a favourite among locals, and is very little known among tourists.

 

Some interesting facts about the trees that grow here:

Many of the biggest trees along Ella beach are Sitka spruce. These trees are not found further than about 80 km from the ocean, and have adapted to the salt spray near the surf. It is believed that not only do these trees tolerate salty or brackish conditions, but actually benefit from the various minerals found in ocean spray and salty soil.

The terrain along this stretch of coastline varies from walk-on beach at the Ella Road access, to towering sheer cliffs closer to town. Hiking here you can see the graphic results of the ocean/land interface as everything is eventually eroded away.

This ever changing, dynamic zone where the ocean meets the land constantly provides interesting surprises. Ella beach in Sooke is an excellent place to view big trees on the edge – a perilous spot where the ocean always wins.

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