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Botanical Beach Provincial Park

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It was raining so hard that we only made it down to take a peak...I mean, it was pouring. But what... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
busconi
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Wenatchee, Washington
Hurried Bliss

We tried to arrive at low tide and by the time we arrived the tide was just coming in. We were able... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
874kathies
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Urbandale, Iowa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was raining so hard that we only made it down to take a peak...I mean, it was pouring. But what we saw was spectacular. We will be back and will explore, explore, explore. Looks like many tide pools to view.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank busconi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried to arrive at low tide and by the time we arrived the tide was just coming in. We were able to get some great photos and enjoy the tidal pools. The walk down and back was not difficult and the scenery, eagles, vegetation,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018

We hiked to Botanical Beach a few times during our Port Renfrew stay, and it is well worth the hike!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank aisaacs8
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

This was a phenomenal beach to explore. Make sure to check the tides to maximize your experience!! We had never been to the island, let alone right on the coast beach. Highlight of our trip so far!! Could have easily spent alllll day here. Lots...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

go when the tide is out or at least going out so you can see the amazing tidepools. The Botanical Beach Loop is an easy scenic walk for all ages.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

We walked into Botanical Beach and not only did we see sea creatures in the tidal pools, but we saw a bear. The loop trail is an easy hike for people how have minimal fitness levels. The bathroom facilities were clean! Its a great place...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Liz S
Reviewed October 23, 2018

The trail can be a little muddy at times. Check high tide before you go. So many different things to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chamberlain6807
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Kids had a wonderful afternoon at low tide with the pools. This is an easy distance from Port Renfrew.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank catharinaj917
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We explored the tide pools and saw so much wildlife, sea otters, birds, fish, crab, deer, it was fabulous for the whole family. recommend going at low tide to enjoy the tide pools

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

This was a nice beach with tide pools to explore. Unfortunately while we were there the fog rolled in limiting visibility.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Robert S
July 19, 2017|
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Response from steveston78 | Reviewed this property |
The road from Sooke to Port Renfrew is paved all the way, and in good shape. The road from Port Renfrew out to Botanical Beach is also paved and easy. The trail from the parking area down to the beach is easy -- mainly wide... More
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Robert S
July 19, 2017|
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Response from COBWEBAgent | Reviewed this property |
From the parking lot, if you take, it is 20 minutes or less to get down to the water. The walk down to the tide pools is slightly more difficult, but neither path is difficult. If you are taking this route, I found it useful... More
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March 29, 2016|
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Response from Cantgetanamenow | Reviewed this property |
You can drive to Botanical Beach from Port Renfrew in about 15 minutes. They have a good parking lot (its a round about) and at least two major access ways down to the beach, one long, one short. The shorter route is the... More
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