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North Saanich Junco Beach

Located on the northern tip of the Saanich Peninsula, the beach trail from Junco Road is to the rocky shoreline on Satellite Channel and Colburne Passage. The view of the navigation markers, Piers Island, Arbutus Islet and the waters of the Salish Sea are excellent. The rocky shoreline is uneven due to sedimentary rocks that have been tilted almost vertically. Keep a watchful eye out for unusual sized waves made by the passing yachts and ferries . The fairly steep trail from Junco Road is a rough pathway that leads to 101 step staircase. The staircase is made of a variety of materials: concrete and rocks, four-by-four ties, and wire covered two-by-two. If you are wondering which is best, come visit this green space.  This beach access is between the homes of this North Saanich neighborhood. This green space is a second growth forest with Douglas-fir, cedar and Arbutus trees.

 

Geographic coordinates N48° 41’ 43” W123° 25’ 48”

You can get to this beach access from Pat Bay Highway. As you near the ferry terminal in Swartz Bay, stay to the right to exit the highway. At the light, turn left and follow the signs to Lands End Road. Travel along Lands End Road about three kilometers to reach Junco Road. Turn right onto Junco Road and look for the grass area that marks the trail. It is on the corner of the road before you turn onto Townee Road.  There is very limited road side parking.

 

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