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Botanical Beach Provincial Park

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Juan de Fuca Trail, Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada
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West Coast Perfection

Choose to go at low tide to access memorable deep, clear tidal pools. Characteristic wildlife... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robert T
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Victoria, Canada
Absolutely breathtaking!

The tide was out and we had an incredible opportunity to check our the various tidal pools... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynett1234
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“tide pools” (56 reviews)
“botany bay” (21 reviews)
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Juan de Fuca Trail, Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Choose to go at low tide to access memorable deep, clear tidal pools. Characteristic wildlife, often just seen in museums or aquariums can be viewed in natural surroundings. Take the 2.7 km. Botanical Loop from the parking lot to enjoy a beautiful forest trail and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tide was out and we had an incredible opportunity to check our the various tidal pools, vegetation and sea life. It was pouring, but that did not stop us from enjoying the beauty and diversity of this gorgeous place, highly recommend stopping by or...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it! So refreshing and beautiful view of the ocean. Lots of area to walk along shore. Interesting rock and ocean life washed ashore at high tide.

1  Thank Linda C
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

This is a fabulous beach with great tidal pools. But to get full enjoyment you need to do a bit of planning and have a bit of foreknowledge. First off - the tidal pools are only accessible at low tide. 1.2m or lower. So check...More

3  Thank MarkfromtheIsland
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

Peaceful and beautiful! I did not get to experience the tidal pools as the tide was to high but the beach is wonderful! Highly recommended.

Thank Dianne P
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Having driven to Port Renfrew, another short drive to Botanical Beach was no challenge. The trail to the beach offers two options; a one way, 0.7Km, walk to Botany beach, or a 2.5Km loop trail to Botanical Beach and through the trees. This is true...More

1  Thank Paul B
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

We walked the trianglular loop from the parking lot counter-clockwise: 700m walk downhill on a smooth path to Botany Bay, along the beach in a SE direction, and finally the 1K ascent back to the parking lot on a fairly rough trail. 4 hours elapsed...More

1  Thank KevinMiller1956
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

Hadn't been here in years so was surprised how the trail is much more developed than the last time I was here. Visited with the family on a blustery November day and hiked down to the beach. We scrambled around on the rocks a bit...More

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

Make sure you go when the tide is out because then you get to look in all the little tide pools for all kinds of creatures.

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

My boyfriend and I went to Botanical Beach when we spent 12 days exploring the island this summer. This beach is very nice, with a decent trail system in the forest above it, with some very interesting trees. The beach it self was packed already...More

1  Thank Morningcoffeevic4
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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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