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Address: Metchosin, British Columbia, Canada

Nature reserve with a long stretch of rocky shoreline, perfect for...

Nature reserve with a long stretch of rocky shoreline, perfect for birdwatching and strolling.

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Beautiful views, annoying kids.

If you plan to go to the beach-side of Witty's, expect an army of annoying kids to be there sharing the beach with you. There are better options for adults. With that said, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 August 2016
Molly T
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59 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This rocky beach was unpleasant due to the smell of decay. The water was very warm compared to several other locations along the coast, which is probably inviting to bacteria and such. There were lots of swimmers here, but it seemed unappealing. There were lots of crabs and sea creatures to discover which would probably be entertaining to kids. The... More 

Thank Kjnagle
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

If you plan to go to the beach-side of Witty's, expect an army of annoying kids to be there sharing the beach with you. There are better options for adults. With that said, the trail is magnificent, excellent views, cool ocean breeze, what more could you ask for?

Thank Molly T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The trail is fairly steep in places and was a struggle for Grandma. The steps are covered with wire mesh that will prevent slipping when wet although the path was dry when we visited. The bridges across the ravine and creek as well as the viewpoint were favourites with us.

Thank Robin M
Victoria, Canada
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594 reviews
219 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We had someone with us with mobility issues and she could not do the 1.2 km walk to the beach. For those that can the reward is some awesome scenery, nature and quiet.

Thank dennisjoanna
Moose Jaw, Canada
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

I spent many weekend days here growing up, and every season is different. There are lots of birds, and I've seen many garter snakes, banana slugs, and the like over the years. Walking through the forest has some steep ups and downs, and stairs, but the trail levels off toward the beach. The beach is where my family would go... More 

1 Thank YaaYaa755
Victoria, Canada
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

This park has beaches, inlets, forest trails and so many other nooks and crannies to explore I can'y list them all. Go in every season. During summer check tide tables and explore the flats as the low tide reveals sand for 2-3-- meters. Great place to walk your dog, see seals, deer or even the odd whale - bring binoculars!

Thank ScottinVictoria
Victoria, BC
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57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

My friend and I went to Witty's Lagoon with my dog for a walk in the park. My friend had warned me there is a steep part, but all the better for a good workout. Lovely going through the woods, down a winding path all down hill. Eventually you arrive at the beach or the lagoon. Great for walking your... More 

Thank Jane B
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

Beautiful views. Trail scenic and varied. Even has clothing optional section. Artistic nude beach sign on tree trunk!

4 Thank D O
Aachen, Germany
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

After a little walk (1.2KM) we arrived at this beach, well the beach is nice and clean but a lot of people

1 Thank Samuel L
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51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

Witty's Lagoon features one of the best beaches in the Victoria area. It is flat and sandy. The hike to the beach is excellent with views off waterfalls (best in the fall and winter), lagoon and forest. From the beach you can look across to the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. Note that the Witty's Road access has been closed... More 

3 Thank Michael M

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