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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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Exceptionally varied rocky landscape

We walked the trianglular loop from the parking lot counter-clockwise: 700m walk downhill on a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Winnipeg, Canada
Best beach hike!

Hadn't been here in years so was surprised how the trail is much more developed than the last time... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Irvine, California
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“tide pools” (56 reviews)
“botany bay” (21 reviews)
“low tide” (57 reviews)
Juan de Fuca Trail, Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank KevinMiller1956
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank DaQi
Reviewed 19 October 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.

Thank kenglenda
Reviewed 17 October 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
Reviewed 16 October 2017

A breathtaking beach with so much to explore! Love looking in the tidal pools at low tide. So wild and rugged!

Thank Rob-Fiona
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

What an amazing hike and views fairly easy walking some tougher parts but well worth the hike through

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Two and a half km loop walk takes you through the rainforest and down to the beach. You can look across the ocean to the edge of the world. Massive driftwood has been assembled by industrious folk into shelters or sculptures. Lots of shells, seaweed...More

Thank MandMUrban
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Good hike down to a beautiful beach. We got to get a very close look at a bear on the beach. Well maintained and they even have someone who patrols and guards your vehicle.

Thank roxannewanamaker
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Although we didn't have enough time to really explore Botanical Beach as we would've liked, we were able to spend an hour appreciating the beauty of this stunning west coast destination. We chose the shortest of a good selection of hikes to and around the...More

Thank Jaypea_5
Reviewed 22 September 2017

If you haven't experienced West Coast nature, especially in the rain, you must go here. Great 2.7km walking trails, very well marked. Several beach access points. Take your time and soak up what the west coast has to offer.

1  Thank John C
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Robert S
20 July 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
Robert S
20 July 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
30 March 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