• Island View Beach Regional Park

ISLAND VIEW BEACH REGIONAL PARK

Island View Beach Regional Park  & RV Park & Campground

Island view beach is a unique coastal ecosystem consisting of sand & cobble beaches, sand dunes and saltwater marshes. The area provides a refuge for a wide variety of plants and animals, some quite rare. Visitor here are also rewarded with spectacular views of the Canadian & American Gulf Islands lying in Haro and Georgia Straits as well as the mainland coastal mountains, including the snow covered slopes of Mount Baker in Washington State.  The park offers a long, sandy beach for exploring, picnicking and swimming and boating, great bird watching along the shore and in the marshes, a scenic loop trail and a self-contained RV park and tent campground

Exploring sand bars at low tide

Islandview Beach

Enjoying a warm sunny day at Island View Beach

Island View Beach Regional Park

Sand Dunes and views of snow-covered Mount Baker

Hours

The park is open from sunrise to sunset

Walking & Hiking

There is an easy and relatively short circle walking trail which you can take by heading north up the beach, then join one of the access trails crossing through the foredunes, returning by way of the inland trail which runs through the old saltmarsh and backdunes. The park ends at a split rail fence, which defines the border of the Tsawout First Nations Lands and the park, but if you are looking for a longer hike, you can continue your walk northwards along the beach all the way to the tip of Cordova Spit which extends like the prow of a ship into Haro strait and Saanichton Bay. From here you will have some lovely views of James Island, North Saanich and Sidney and Mount Tuam on Saltspring Island.

Island View Beach Regional Park

Island View Beach Regional Park

The inland hiking trail

Island View Beach Trail

Walking Trail

Island View Beach Regional Park Map

Park Map

Accessibility

About 900m of the trail is accessible, there is an accessible washroom at the trail head and 6 accessible parking stalls.

Island View Beach Accessible Walking Trail

Accessible Walking Trail

CAMPING

Island View Beach Regional Park offers a beautiful beach front RV and tent campground on the Saanich Peninsula. It is conveniently located near the ferry, airport and downtown Victoria.

Operating Season

The Island View Beach Regional Park RV & Tent campground operates seasonally from the Victoria Day long weekend in May to the Labour Day long weekend in September.

Number of sites

The campground has 18 beach front RV sites, 5 treed tent trailer sites and 24 treed tent sites.

Facilities and Services

All the camping sites are self-contained. The campground offers:

  • waterfront views
  • public garbage bins
  • toilets
  • drinking water station
    Island View Site map

    Island View Site Map

  • picnic areas
  • group fire ring

The campground does not provide hydro, dumping station, showers or individual fire pits.

Reservations

The campground operates on a first-come first-served basis.

Length of stay

The maximum length of stay is 14 days per calendar year.

Fees

$15/night tenting; $20/night RV’s; $10 additional vehicle. Payable by cash only.

For more park information or to make reservations click this link to the CRD Website: Island View Beach Regional Park

Island View Beach

How to Get There

Island View Beach Regional Park is located in Central Saanich off Island View Road

  • 12 km from the Victoria Airport
  • 17km from Swartz Bay Ferry terminal
  • 20km from downtown Victoria
  • Easy bike commute from the Lochside Regional Trail

Turn right on Island View Road off of Pat Bay Highway #17, then left on Homathko Road, which leads to the park entrance. Allow approximately 30 minutes driving time from Victoria.

For more pictures of Island View Beach and Cordova Spit, please check our sister website:  Island View Beach and Cordova Spit

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About the Author:

I've lived in Victoria over 30 years. I've travelled the world but I still believe that no other city beats Victoria for it's sheer beauty and variety of activities available year round. I sincerely want to help others explore and enjoy this great city - and hopefully make you want to come back again and again!

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