When you grow up and learn to swim in the Sooke River, its hard for anything else to compare and meet that standard. The water is ultra clear and refreshing on a warm summer day. It's not as warm as lake water, but not as cold as the Pacific Ocean in this area. It will feel cold when you first go in. The Sooke Potholes themselves are a string of five large swimming areas where the river widens at the beginning of the park. The beaches are a mixture of flat rocks and sand (comfy to sit on, and great for skipping stones) and there are areas suitable for all ages. Shallow areas where young children can sit and splash in the water, and deeper areas with big boulders to jump off. Walk or drive up further toward the campground, and explore until you find your favorite place to swim. This is where the locals swim - come and discover our treasure for yourselves.
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