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Botanical Beach Provincial Park

#1 of 13 things to do in Port Renfrew Features Animals
Juan de Fuca Trail, Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada
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Best at low tide

It's best to visit this park at low tide (or near low tide) to get out to the rock pool and island... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Planet Insectia
Beautiful walk through a rain forest

We really enjoy this walk. The trees and followed are very different in different parts of the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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“tide pools” (45 reviews)
“botany bay” (17 reviews)
“low tide” (45 reviews)
Juan de Fuca Trail, Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's best to visit this park at low tide (or near low tide) to get out to the rock pool and island (also at Botany beach - just keep an eye so you don't have to wade back or be stranded). The tide pools are...More

Thank YVRcockroach
Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoy this walk. The trees and followed are very different in different parts of the rain forest. Moderately difficult.

Thank jeffh92017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit this beach yearly and always find something new and interesting here. Family friendly rain or shine.

Thank Rachael S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're going to drive all the way out to Port Renfrew, and you don't visit Botanical Beach, then I would consider it a wasted trip. This is one of the very best places to see a wide range of tide pools, and the amazing...More

Thank steveston78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just did this hike Friday. I hadn't been up here since I was five years old but I never forgot how amazing it was. It lived up to my memory. We had the whole place to ourselves and watched the sunset while looking into...More

1  Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a beautiful beach, but tidepooling does depend on the tide. The walk down isn't too long takes maybe 15 minutes, but if the tide isn't low when you're able to go not much beach. We did not do the loop walk. Luckily it...More

Thank rdgtchr
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ample parking, and wide, gently sloping trails make these beaches very accessible to a broad variety of folks. The beach is always the same, but also different with subtle variations depending on tides and time of year. A great place for those of us with...More

Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We did the loop trail of Botany Bay and Botan Beach on a misty morning. It took about 1 hour, though we would have stayed for longer at the beach had a momma bear and her two cubs not been distracted by our presence (the...More

Thank Olifun
Reviewed 17 May 2017

An easy up and down to the beach. Can be muddy so do not wear you nicest shoes. The trails are nice but the best is when you get to the water. There are pools to investigate all along the beach. Keep in mind beach...More

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This is my wife's favorite place to go. We hit it up every time we are on Vancouver Island. Little bit of a hike but it's worth it.

1  Thank LeDano D
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Are there guided day tours/trips from Port Renfrew to Botanical Beach? Is the hike to Botanical Beach about 1.5 hours? What is the terrain? Thanks in advance, Cheryl
29 March 2016|
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Response from Christoph Z | 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