The Boundary Pass beach access is on South Pender Island, BC, Canada. It is one of the first beaches we ever visited on Pender, and because of that it holds a special place in our second oldest son’s heart. For me it has always been one of the “cold beaches”, every single time we have been there it has been cold and windy, but maybe that is part of this beach’s rugged charm.
The beach is accessed from a narrow path that eventually leads to a set of stairs that descend to the beach. At the bottom of the stairs the beach is fairly walkable, but as you near the water’s edge the rocks become bigger and more slippery. This is certainly a beach where you need to watch your step.
The beach always has a few interesting items to photograph. The rock formations have great detail, there are always treasures like bull kelp deposited on the shore, and this time a huge tree was teetering horizontally. We “think” the tree’s horizontal positioning was a new occurrence…… okay to be honest, my husband and I debated whether the tree was like that before or did we just miss it….but it is a pretty big thing to miss.
I mentioned to my husband recently how it is interesting that we have set up several family pictures on this beach, and we couldn’t quite figure out why. This most recent visit answered the question….our toddler and preschooler can’t move very fast over the slippery cobblestone rocks so they are happy to stay still and smile. Who would have thought a rocky, slippery beach was the secret to getting great family photos.