Island View Beach
This park offers an expansive beach along the eastern shore of the Saanich Peninsula.
There’s a long, sandy beach for exploring, picnicking and swimming, dune, wetland, and shrub ecosystems, home to numerous resident and migratory bird species, and many fragile plants. There’s bird watching along the shore and in the fields and a panoramic seascape views of Haro Strait, James Island and Mount Baker.
Explore Island View Beach Regional Park along a circle route. Head north down the beach, then join one of the access trails through the foredunes. Return by way of the inland trail through the old salt marsh and backdunes, and stop at the picnic area for a snack.
- Picnic Area
- Wheelchair Access
The Island View Beach Regional Park offers a self-contained RV and tent campground in Central Saanich. The campground is open for the summer season from the Victoria Day long weekend in May to the Labour Day long weekend in September.
All the camping sites are self-contained. The campground offers:
- waterfront views
- public garbage bins
- drinking water station
- picnic areas
- group fire ring
How to Get There
Follow the Pat Bay Highway from Victoria. Turn right on Island View Road, then left on Homathko Road, which leads to the park entrance. Allow approximately 30 minutes driving time from Victoria.
Crows gathering in the evening at the north end of Island View Beach at Cordova Spit.