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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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Very Peaceful Walk

Botanical Beach is a great place to relax and get away from it all for a couple hours. From the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
GreatDarkWonder
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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Amazing, beautiful place!

Loved this place. Hiking the 2.5 Km loop through lush rain forest was amazing. We hit the coast... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SDNorthCountyTrekker
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Valley Center, California
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  • Average3%
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“tide pools” (56 reviews)
“botany bay” (22 reviews)
“low tide” (61 reviews)
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Juan de Fuca Trail, Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Botanical Beach is a great place to relax and get away from it all for a couple hours. From the parking lot, you can go straight to the beach, or take a 2.5 km trail loop to multiple beaches. The trails are well-maintained, and provide...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place. Hiking the 2.5 Km loop through lush rain forest was amazing. We hit the coast at low tide and had a great time exploring tide pools. Best hike of our trip to BC.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You pass it while hiking on the Pacific Rim Trail in Juan de Fuca Provincial Park.So stop there to have a good look at the flora and fauna of this place

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome tidal pools! So much life around here. We explored all over the beach and the hike to and from was easy. Plus, we got to enjoy red huckleberries!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Botanical Beach offers a pleasant nature trail which forms a loop. While the nature loop is enjoyable on its own, what makes this place special are the tidal pools—which are extraordinarily rich with marine life. The shortest walk to the tidepools is via the westernmost...More

1  Thank johnpE908TO
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To walk to this fabulous place among nature is so peaceful and gracious - no garbage - just nature at her best - the smells, the sounds and the greenery is out of this world and then you arrive at the BEACH - tide was...More

Thank Barbara Anne G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take your time and enjoy. Do the loop down to Botanical Bay and over to Botany Bay -- both spectacular and different from each other. Enjoy!

Thank D80206
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I venture out here every couple of years. Went at extremely low tide this year. Checked out tidal pools, enjoyed the sound of crashing waves, sucked in the forest air, climbed over rocks - Love my home.

Thank RainEsplen
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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

I walked on my own a bit nervous about bears...never heard or saw one. The walk along the beach side is fantastic. Beautiful seascapes and for me a bit of mist and rainy atmosphere added to my experience. However the walk down to and back...More

1  Thank Arandee
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Reviewed May 19, 2018

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

1  Thank RobertMJThompson
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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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bccarter2016
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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