Spectacular beaches define Port Renfrew, since the village is entry to kilometres of unrivaled coastline. Sandy, pebbled, or piled with driftwood, they’re good places to breathe deeply and take it all in.
The unique intertidal zone at Botanical Beach makes it a top-ranked destination. The half-moon of San Juan Beach adjacent to the Pacheedaht Campground has a long sandy shore popular with birders and wildlife enthusiasts. It’s also a great launch site for kiteboarders and windsurfers seeking bluster.
The beaches all along the West Coast Road from Sooke to Port Renfrew make even West Coasters giddy. With outlooks to the Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Peninsula, getting here is half the fun.