Botanical Beach is on the west coast of
Vancouver Island northwest of Victoria.. The beach has 251 hectares of forest
habitat, but most people visit to see the abundance of intertidal life at low
tide. The area is a protected zone, so please leave only footprints and take
nothing but photographs away from here.
The area is one of the most amazing places on the entire West Coast. Beach goers
can walk a long way out across flat sandstone and granite outcroppings to view
tide pools filled with brightly colored, incredible beautiful purple, red and
orange starfish and sea urchins, red rock crabs, small fishes and all kinds of
creatures that it takes your breath away.
Botanical Beach is located in Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, near Port Renfrew on
the south coast of Vancouver Island. There are 3 other areas to the park: the
China Beach Campground, the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, the China Beach day use