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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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Even in the torrential rain it was worth the hike

Another beautiful beach on Vancouver Island to explore . In the torrential rain and post snow of February good hiking boots were essential . I think it would be an amazing picnic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Duncan, South Carolina
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North Saanich, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I hadn't been to Botanical Beach for a number of years and to me, the tidal pools weren't quite as abundant with sea life as in the past. So, a wee bit of a letdown but still worth the walk to the beach.

Thank Trixie61
Duncan, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another beautiful beach on Vancouver Island to explore . In the torrential rain and post snow of February good hiking boots were essential . I think it would be an amazing picnic spot with wave watching as an added bonus . many folk enjoyed the swing rope over the water .

Thank veganwannabe
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very close to Port Renfrew. This was an easy hike up and down. Nicely groom trails. Been there, done that.

Thank SJLinYVR
Victoria, Canada
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66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to this place with some time to explore. Walk the beaches and the trails. Be careful on the rocks as they can be quite slippery.

Thank Tom B
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice walk- very cool if you are into marine life on the shore. if you are in the area its great but seriously, its no where close to what you would see at long beach

Thank Jesse W
Saskatoon, Canada
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're thinking of a broad sandy beach, this isn't it. But it has amazing tidal pools in the rock which more than make up for it. Unique algae. Eagles. Beautiful rock formations.

Thank Ruth T
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

amazing, big waves and great if you like storm watching, the ground actually shakes. Rocky and sandy beaches,pack a lunch.

Thank dericsooch
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

THe waves crashing into the rocks and beach are a must see if you are in this area! You have to visit this beach!

Thank SusanAtkinson
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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Just a few minutes from Port Renfrew, on the Juan de Fuca trail, Botanical Beach is a nice little stop for nature lovers. A short looped hike takes you to the beach, as well as Botany Bay. Both are much better at low tide, but don't expect anything thrilling, as this is more about small aquatic life and nice views... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

My husband (70 + years old) and I (65 +) walked the loop. It was a moderate hike - make sure you wear hiking shoes. It wasn't raining but there's a lot of puddles that will make your shoes wet. Good idea to bring hiking poles. We used branches we found on the trail. There's a lot of rocky area... More 

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