Botanical Beach is located along the west coast of Vancouver Island. Also known as Juan de Fuca provincial park, it is situated at the northern end of the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail.
Located approximately 2 hours northwest of Victoria, the community of Port Renfrew is the welcoming point for this destination. Botanical Beach can also be accessed via Lake Cowichan. This route is known as the Pacific Marine Circle route and can be travelled as a scenic day trip. The travel time for the circle route is about 5 hours and is well worth taking. http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/Circle_Routes/pacific_marine.htm
Botanical beach is known for its spectacular tidal pools and unique sandstone rock formations. This makes it one of Vancouver Islands best outdoor travel destinations.
Tidal pools are home to an abundance of sea life. Purple, red and orange starfish, sea urchins, green sea anemones are just a few of the intertidal life that thrives here.
During high tide visitors may choose to travel along the shoreline via a forest trail, as the rocks can be extremely slippery when wet. A 2.8 km loop trail from the parking lot leads through a rainforest of unique trees provides access to Botanical Beach as well as Botany Bay. This trail makes all parts of the beach accessible during high tide.
During with winter months big waves crash along this rugged shoreline, making Botanical beach a great place to visit anytime of the year.
Botany Bay is located along the northern section of this park. This wilderness area is one of my favorites.
Botanical Beach and Botany Bay offer its visitors an experience to remember. Providing excellent photography opportunities and nature viewing at its best.