Botanical Beach Provincial Park

Botanical Beach Provincial Park

Botanical Beach Provincial Park
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kleic
San Antonio, TX1,027 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
I've been climbing around tidepools for half a century and used to live in the Pacific Northwest so I feel pretty confident in saying these are some of the most remarkable tidepools you're going to find. The walk down to them is fabulous and fairly easy. Climbing around nearby Botany Beach (accessed by the same path from the parking lot) is fun too, particularly for the more nimble among us, but the real joy for me was the endless tidepools of Botanical Beach. They go on forever and are filled with chitons, urchins, anemone, crabs of all sizes ... you get the idea. Lots of great places to sit and take the world in. Definitely bring water and water shoes or hiking shoes or both.
Written 4 September 2023
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Morag V
Ladner, Canada152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
We had a wonderful time exploring beautiful Botanical Beach. Once you park you get to the trail head. It is a circle hike of about 3.5 km’s. We decided to go left onto the sandstone rocks that are home to many beautiful tidal pools. These pools are teaming with amazing sea life. After exploring botanical beach we made our way over lava like rocks to Botany Beach. The walk is much more difficult due to the uneven rocky terrain. The tidal pools are limited to just a few inhabitants. We enjoyed a picnic lunch , before making our way back to the car. Make sure you have comfortable shoes, wear a hat and bring water.
Written 10 August 2023
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Roberta Sue J
Banning, CA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
So much to see and experience! Beautiful experience! Trails are not easy, ( actually very hard ), but worth every step 😎
Written 3 July 2023
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mrpetsaver
Canmore, Canada1,209 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This is an easy hike about 1.5KM down and up. There are two nice rock beach areas. Go at low tide and you see lots of animals in the pools. Be sure to step on the larger rocks as at low tide there are small crabs in the sand you can crush if you walk on the sand near the pools. I spent lots of time kneeling and watching and it was relaxing and enjoyable. There are a few restaurants in Port Renfrew stock up with groceries before you come.
Written 1 July 2023
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Chris W
Sorede, France868 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Well, not so keen to start off with but glad we did it. A fair walk down to the beach and back but interesting placards along the way which gave plenty of info. On arrival, it's not a beach to stand and view and one you need to explore which we did. It has to be at low tide so you can see the 'pools' which are full of interesting flora and the odd 'wildlife' but unfortunately not the red sea stars (star fish in old terms) we had hoped to see. OK, a bit of a negative but the whole feel of the place with the waves cascading in, the smell and being out there in the open air at 7.40 was a plus.
Written 11 October 2022
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happytravellady
Macclesfield, UK942 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
A must see up the west coast. Stunning scenery. Just felt signs couod have been clearer as we ended up climbing over trees to get down to the waters edge and had clearly taken a wrong turn. No clearer as we checked the signs walking back. Lots of car parking. 25 mins down to the beach and a climb back up, of course!
Written 22 September 2022
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Joanne
Markham, Canada15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Was hoping to see starfish but I think we were in the wrong season. Otherwise, interesting to see the marine life at low tide
Written 20 September 2022
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328burkharde
Edmonton, Canada31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
A spectacular spot! Make
Sure to check the tide tables to make sure you go during the lowest tide possible! Wear solid footwear, it is NOT a sandy beach, will will be scrambling over rough rocks, slippery seaweed and assorted mussels and barnacles. The tidal pools are fascinating, the landscape other worldly, and if you are lucky there will be a bald eagle overhead😍
Beware thar on days with good weather and low tide at a convenient time, it gets too busy for true enjoyment or photography.
Written 14 July 2022
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JessTravelsAndEats
Richmond, Canada21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
It is scenic and educational. We decided to drive out from Sooke and it was about an hour each way. Check to make sure you are visiting during low tide and you can walk out quite a distance to view the marine life within the many tidal pools all along the beach. We saw sea urchins, little fish and shrimp, lots of hermit crabs and there were lots of exposed mussels and even gooseneck barnacles!
Written 24 May 2022
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BelaN74
Mississauga, Canada4,249 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
We walked the very lush trail and it had previously rained so it was a very challenging hike trying to avoid huge puddles. We never found the stairs down to the beach. Very disappointed about that.
Written 2 April 2022
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