What a gem of this place is in the Uplands part of Victoria. About a 15 minute drive out of Victoria city. One of the ever so helpful girls at Spinnakers Guesthouses recommended this place to me whilst staying overnight there. She was even so helpful to show me this location on the maps Spinnakers offer you.
My primary goal was to find a dog friendly beach in the Victoria area. I went on a cool and sunny, summer's morning. My girl loved swimming in the sea and then coming back, dropping the stick I threw for her and watch hopelessly as she rolled around in the sand. There IS AN OFFICIAL dog beach area which welcomed many dog areas.
As you drive up NE in the Saanich area you will come across a cute Starbucksm an optometry and few other stores. Great for kids, families, couples, solo, like me and my ChocoLab! It is as mentioned above a sandy beach so be prepared to clean up!