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Address: Cerantes Road | Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada
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Nice hike down to the beach and very scenic once you get there. We were there @ low tide which makes a big difference. We did not see much in the way of sea life with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice hike down to the beach and very scenic once you get there. We were there @ low tide which makes a big difference. We did not see much in the way of sea life with the exception of large concentrations of mussels on the rocks. Parking lot was surprisingly crowded for an end of the road destination on Sunday... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I could sit on this beach all day, but you can't just sit! There are so many things to see in the tidal pools! But then you can sit...and just watch high tide come in. But then...you have to get up and see more things! Seals, herons, ducks, little critters in the tidal pools, but wait, sit down again and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Such an amazing loop trail with outstanding views! Go at low tide so you can take advantage of the tide pools. And we saw a grey whale!

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Northfield, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Botany Bay and Botanical Beach are beautiful places to visit if you are in the Port Renfrew area on Vancouver Island! The hike from the parking area to the water is easy and short. We spent quite a bit of time exploring the water's edge and the tide pools. Try to get there at low tide so you have access... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I had visited the San Juan Park before, but never made it to Botanical Beach. What a mistake, which I rectified this time. A great vista, interesting geology, unlike anything I have seen before. Sandy beach, tide pools, interesting cliffs, and spectacular scenery. A well marked, easy trail brings you to the beach. Following the loop is an option, but... More 

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south carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Lovely views, great for a picnic or just relaxing and taking in the serene beauty. It's a short walk or you can take the longer loop trail that we did to soak in all the ferns, old trees, and wild flowers along the way to the beach. Better at low tide

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was a great day, but we didn't find the life that we thought we would in the tide pools. Maybe we went there with our expectations too high, but I have heard tourists have been taking the starfish as souvenirs. This is so sad. The hike there was nice and i still recommend going, and I hope you have... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Beautiful beach even on a damp March day. Lots of rock pools to explore, great for kids (and big kids like my husband). The only problem about this place is the journey to get there. Its quite a long drive from Sooke and then it is quite a walk from the car park, you would need to make a day... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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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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