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Botanical Beach Provincial Park

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Juan de Fuca Trail, Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada
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Awesome views of Pacific Ocean

This trail follows the shoreline and leads to several small bays. The trail is not ling or... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Parksville, Canada
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Fantastic West Coast Life at its finest

I love travelling in the off season, as you get to immerse yourself in nature, cool, breezy, rainy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eyvette H
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“tide pools” (54 reviews)
“botany bay” (20 reviews)
“low tide” (55 reviews)
Juan de Fuca Trail, Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This trail follows the shoreline and leads to several small bays. The trail is not ling or difficult. Go when the tide is out so you can walj on the rocks and examine the tidal pools with its many trapped sealife. Someone told us they...More

Thank _ltower407
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love travelling in the off season, as you get to immerse yourself in nature, cool, breezy, rainy and peaceful quietness. It rained and cold, but it makes going back to your cabin that much better! Bring your hiking boots and prepare for an adventure....More

Thank Eyvette H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to plan on at least 3 hrs, hopefully more at low tide or close to that to get a complete appreciation of the beauty of this west coast nature spot. Its a fairly lengthy hike in and out on the loop trail. You...More

Thank Dick S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Neat place to visit, but......be very honest with yourself about getting to the beach. The closest distance to the beach from the parking lot is 1.5 km with at least one-half of it on potentially slipper shale and rocks. It's a clear path, but can...More

Thank rc1078
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have been to Cape Flattery in WA state in the US, you have hiked this trail. Classic NW woods scenery of dence growth, ferns and moss covered trees. 2.6km loop trail took us 2.5 hours with rests and sightseeing when one of the...More

Thank fsdukejr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went about an hour and a half before lowest tide and stayed for 6 hours. Just magical - a place you can explore all day. Bring lunch and water, so you don't have to leave! The potholes on the reef rocks hold treasures of...More

Thank kathrynm222017
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is the end of the road that travels along the southern coast of Vancouver Island. It ends in two beaches; Botanical and Botany. Both are great for tide pools, go during low tide. The walks are not difficult about .7 of a km each....More

Thank tiredandtravelled
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We found it interesting to wander and peer into the pools. Two recommendations -- we said it would have been cool to be there with a geologist, to better understand the stuff we were looking at. In Port Renfrew there is a new service this...More

Thank VancouverPlayethic
Reviewed 12 August 2017

When I arrived there. I forgot how tired i was. It is amazing beach. It is good to search for sea life. The water really clear. I walked in the water that I thought sand but it is water because it very clear . I...More

Thank p1234w
Reviewed 11 August 2017

First off, I definitely recommend coming here at low tide, the ocean was about 2 meters lower than at high tide and the amount of tide pools was staggering. The beach is about a 20-30 minute mostly downhill walk from the parking lot and is...More

Thank MarkSiwek
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Robert S
20 July 2017|
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Response from steveston78 | Reviewed this property |
The road from Sooke to Port Renfrew is paved all the way, and in good shape. The road from Port Renfrew out to Botanical Beach is also paved and easy. The trail from the parking area down to the beach is easy -- mainly wide... More
Robert S
20 July 2017|
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Response from COBWEBAgent | Reviewed this property |
From the parking lot, if you take, it is 20 minutes or less to get down to the water. The walk down to the tide pools is slightly more difficult, but neither path is difficult. If you are taking this route, I found it useful... More
29 March 2016|
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Response from Cantgetanamenow | Reviewed this property |
You can drive to Botanical Beach from Port Renfrew in about 15 minutes. They have a good parking lot (its a round about) and at least two major access ways down to the beach, one long, one short. The shorter route is the... More