Such an amazing loop trail with outstanding views! Go at low tide so you can take advantage of the tide pools. And we saw a grey whale!
Reviewed 23 July 2015
The walk could be a bit long for hiking rookies but it’s worth it. The view alone is great but the tide pools and rock formations are spectacular. If you can, try to be there when there’s large waves. Might want to double check when the tide is out just to ensure you have all the area to play in.
Reviewed 23 April 2015
Lovely views, great for a picnic or just relaxing and taking in the serene beauty. It’s a short walk or you can take the longer loop trail that we did to soak in all the ferns, old trees, and wild flowers along the way to the beach. Better at low tide.
Reviewed 25 July 2015
At the west end of Juan de Fuca Park is Botanical Beach, one of the richest tidal areas along the west coast. Botanical Beach also has a unique shoreline framed by ridges of shale and quartz, which jut up through the black basalt to form huge tableaus. Botanical Beach is the western terminus for the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail and a popular day trip destination for visitors wishing to observe this sensitive and unique ecosystem. Wildlife viewing at Botanical Beach is best done at low tide, when visitors can walk out across the flat sandstone and granite outcroppings to view tide pools filled with brightly coloured marine life. Make sure to be prepared for the hike to get to the beach!
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