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Botanical Beach Provincial Park

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Address: Juan de Fuca Trail, Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada
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Endless wonder

This beach was an endless wonder for our whole family! We made a day trip of it, layed in warm soft sand, ran all over the vastness of tide eroded rock and explored all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bonnie F
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Airdrie, Canada
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the walk through the woods down to the beach. Its down hill but not not too difficult a walk. We were a little disappointed by the rock pools, we felt Chestermans Beach was better with more varied marine life, but we did see an otter so that was cool!

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach was an endless wonder for our whole family! We made a day trip of it, layed in warm soft sand, ran all over the vastness of tide eroded rock and explored all the amazing ocean life in many tide pools! It is a little hike downhill from the parking lot. But well worth the hike! Lots of ocean... More 

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful walk - the tidal pools are absolutely amazing... make sure you are there at low tide

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline ever. It's a great place on a nice day but can be pretty miserable on a rainy day. It would be a great place to watch winter storms, though (if you have a place to stay out of the rain). I would definitely go back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with great expectation but should say it was a flop compared to most other beaches in the area mainly due to the dull outlook. The tracking thru the woods was pretty good. The beach itself was not that great a place to visit.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful beach! Just be sure to go at low tide. A romantic, beautiful BC experience. The tidal pools at low tide are amazing and the trails wonderful.

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Thornhill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 2 hour drive from Victoria was enjoyable by itself since it was a dry sunny day. The tide pools were fascinating. I got some nice photos of a great blue heron feeding in a pond. Some helpful children kept calling out ttheir finds which helped us a lot. A pair of gray whales swam by. It is thrilling to... More 

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Drumheller, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy the hike and all of the beautiful aspects Mother Nature has offered here. Make sure the tide is low when you go - the tidal pools can keep everyone occupied for quite sometime.

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dmk-canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the drive from Victoria to Port Renfrew. Short walk down to the beach and Bay Area. Kids loved looking in tide pools for different sea creatures. Make sure you are there during low tide!

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easily reached from the parking area through a sloping forest walk, the beach is just naturally fascinating with great views and access to walk further along the Juan de Fuca trail. You can spend hours here if you want, though we'd recommend going further along the trail and looking at other coastal areas and beaches.

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