ISLAND VIEW BEACH REGIONAL PARK

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ISLAND VIEW BEACH REGIONAL PARK

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.

Circle Walk

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.

Beach Amenities:

  • Picnic Area
  • Washrooms
  • 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
  • toilets
  • 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.

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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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