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Alyard Farm

East Sooke Reginal Park, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Sooke
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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- Sep 3, 2014
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Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Many trail options. Gorgeous scenery. We saw sea lions! The coast trail requires a lot of climbs and scrambling over rocks and roots. Out in the boondocks. Don't come here late in the evening or you may get lost in the wilderness!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the prettiest beaches on the planet. Scenic view of the Olympia mts. across the straight. Crystal clear water and beautiful sand.

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Victoria, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

LOVE this beach. Very sandy, and has shady spots under trees. Kids love it here. A little walk (about 5-6 minutes) from the parking lot so keep that in mind if lugging down a bunch of stuff. You can take a path down with a stroller but hard to push once you get in the sand! Highly recommend this beautiful... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've lived here all my life and not ventured into more than the parking lot at Alyard Farm, part of the East Sooke Regional Park System. I had no idea until this week, when a helpful parking lot volunteer pointed out our various options, that such a variety of beautiful oceanfront day hikes were available on the extensive trail system,... More

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Blaine, Washington
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We take one of the Beach Walk Loops to get a pretty good workout. Portions of the trail sometimes appear non-existent but adds to the experience. Some portions should be tried by folks not able to climb rocks etc. It is one of the prettiest beach/surf walks we have taken.

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Orillia, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The road to get there has plenty of curves watch the posted speed limit. Also there is a one lane bridge where one side of traffic has the right of way.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Starting with the lovely gentlemen manning the info booth in the parking lot this is a hikers paradise! Don't take my word for it, just go there, load up your daypack and trek away. WOW! All sorts of terrain from woods paths to rock scrambling. The views are sublime. Loved it.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This little gem of a trail offers magnificent shoreline views at almost every turn. The terrain can sometimes be challenging due to the rocks underfoot. But you can make the journey as long as you want (we only did about 3.5 miles round-trip) and still have a rewarding time.

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Bend, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

This is part of East Sooke Regional Park, which the VERY helpful people at Sooke Visitors Centre turned me onto. Please see my review of East Sooke Regional Park for more info.

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Victoria, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

On a beautiful day this park is stunning. The ocean walks and views followed by the artifacts makes for a beautiful day. Out of the way so pack all you need for the whole day.

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