When you think of a tropical vacation you might consider Florida, or Mexico, or maybe even Hawaii.
Instead, how about heading to British Columbia's west coast for some of the most breathtaking secret beaches - and without the touristy crowds!
Just a 40-minute drive outside of Victoria, British Columbia, you will find the small town of Sooke. Head to East Sooke Park and after a hike through the forest, you will be greeted with crystal blue waters on a sunny day at this gorgeous park. Although you will find more rocks than sand, you will be able to find a spot to relax in the sun and enjoy the peaceful seclusion of the beach.
Though East Sooke Park is a great destination for nature lovers, anglers, and surfers alike, the true treasures of this area are the hidden beaches along the way. There is so much to explore around this area and you will be glad you ditched the crowds when you’re taking in the breathtaking views and lively tide pools!
Along East Sooke Park's coast, stop often to soak in the views and be sure to watch for wildlife. If you're lucky, seals and sea lions can often be spotted from the beach and, on the rare occasion, even whales.
Rally up your family and friends (and bring your furry friends too as the park is dog-friendly), because the exquisite views of the ocean from East Sooke Park are not to be missed!