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Willows Beach

A developed waterfront park (1.17 hectare) with large grassed area, change rooms and washrooms, concession and tea room, picnic tables, benches, children’s play area, sandy beach, esplanade and walkway.

This scenic developed waterfront park is highly used for active and passive recreational activities on its open grass and beachfront. The park is a social gathering place where visitors of all ages enjoy mostly unstructured activities appropriate to its beachfront setting.

Along Willows Beach is Willows Park, where a tea-room is run by the Kiwanis Club in spring and summer. It takes its name from the Willows Fairground built in 1891 and which remained Greater Victoria’s main horse-racing venue during the early years of the twentieth century. The Willows Racetrack was situated nearly a kilometre inland from the beach, so named because of the willow trees that grew there.

To the very north of the beach, there is a part of Uplands Park that is directly above the rocks (also connected to Cattle Point). There are a quite a few trails in this area. Skimboarders frequent the beach in the spring and summer. The north and south ends are shallower, which are more ideal for skimboarding.

Location:  Dalhousie St., Oak Bay

  • Restrooms
  • Picnic Area
  • Wheelchair Accessable
  • Drinking Water Available
  • Food Available
map to willows beach

Map to Willows Beach

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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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  1. […] likely live in Victoria, but how well do you really know it? Sure, you may be familiar with Willows Beach and the Inner Harbour, but have you explored what makes the tourists talk? Butchart Gardens, the […]

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