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Address: Cerantes Road | Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada
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Nature hike

We had a fun time hiking the botanical loop trail. There are a couple of places to get down to the beach and our 2 year old had fun throwing some of the thousands of shells into... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had a fun time hiking the botanical loop trail. There are a couple of places to get down to the beach and our 2 year old had fun throwing some of the thousands of shells into the water and watching them sink. It was very overcast the day we went but it made for a cooler hike which was... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Travelling from Victoria, it takes roughly two hours to get here, but well worth the trip and easily done as a day trip. Once there, expect a moderate hike into the trail loop. It can be a little daunting for novice hikers, but is definitely worth the effort. One tip: Be Prepared. The natural rock formations along the beaches, while... More 

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Field, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The walk could be a bit long for hiking rookies but it's worth it. The view alone is great but the tide pools and rock formations are spectacular. If you can, try to be there when there's large waves. Might want to double check when the tide is out just to ensure you have all the area to play in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A great destination that gives you varied terrain and varied sea life. Easy to access. A must do a low tide.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is the mos impressive place I have ever been to. It is quite of a distance from Victoria, so you will be needing to stay in a nearby place. I did it all in one day and I thought it was too much driving, besides it is completely lonely, there is no gas station nearby. The place is just... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Wow - Botanical Beach is gorgeous with lots of tide pools. Come before low tide for the best tide pool viewing opportunities. We missed low tide, about an hour afterwards and it was still wonderful and so beautiful. A little walk away is Botany Bay - an absolutely gorgeous beach that just screams West Coast. Both Botanical Beach and Botany... More 

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port moody, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Over the years we have returned to Botanical beach again and again. Is worth the drive and the hike to get to the tidal pools as many others will tell you in this forum. Words of caution The trail down to the beach is quite long for those with walking issues or those with small children as it is a... More 

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A nice walk on a boardwalk leads to this beautiful beach. We spent hours photographing everything from beach kelp and logs, tide pools, surf, boulders and more.

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Victoria, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The power of the ocean. Sandstone beach. Tide pools. Forest walk. Access is an issue since it is literally at the end of the road! And the road is a winding highway which has single lane bridges. The road washes out occasionally in the spring and fall, so come in good weather.

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Dundas, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

From the parking lot at the trailhead to the Juan de Fuca trail near Port Renfrew, it is about a 1 km hike down to Botanical Beach. We planned our visit so we had about 1.5 hours either side of low tide. The sun was poking through the clouds lighting up the coastal limestone shelf and deep pools filled with... More 

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