Botanical Beach in Juan de Fuca Provincial Park near Port Renfrew features tide pools that are home to many different types of marine life.
At Botanical Beach there are hundreds of different plants and marine species. In the tide pools it possible to see anemones, barnacles, chitons, starfish, urchins and a variety of snails.
Killer Whales and Grey Whales have been seen from the beach during migration season in March and April. Sea lions may be spotted from August to May.
It is approximately a 20 minute walk from the parking lot to Botanical Beach. At the parking lot there are two trails. One leads to Botanical Beach and other to Botany Beach. The trail is a loop. The complete loop is 2.7 kilometres.
It is best to view during low tide. Wear good sturdy shoes as the rocks can be slippery.