Chalet Beach, North Saanich

The well-liked sandy seashore that forms Chalet Beach is in the lovely residential neighborhood of Deep Cove in North Saanich. The fifty meter foot trail from the end of Tatlow Place is well trodden wide steps down the slope. The concrete stairs provide the final steps to the beach. The trail is bordered by fences and homes as well as a few cedar trees and vegetation. This area is a popular seasonal swimming spot as it is a wonderful place to enjoy the waters of Deep Cove and Saanich Inlet. The view is northward across to the marker on Wain Rock and to Cherry Point, Cowichan Bay, Separation Point on Vancouver Island. The protected waters of Deep Cove contain numerous private moorings and the Deep Cove Marina, with seasonal facilities. There are many opportunities for wonderful photographs in this lovely seaside neighborhood of North Saanich. The sparkling waters of Samsum Narrows and steep terrain of Salt Spring Island are just visible to the right of Moses Point. This waterfront is near the historical site of the Deep Cove Chalet, built in 1913. The building was designed to meet the need of travelers brought in from Victoria by the British Columbia Electric Railway. This railway operated for about eleven years and this route was known as the Saanich Interurban.

Geographic coordinates N48° 41′ 17” W123° 28′ 25″

You can get to this green space from Pat Bay Highway. As you near the ferry terminal in Swartz Bay, turn to exit onto McDonald Park-Wain Road. Continue to curve to the right onto the overpass which leads to the junction with Wain Road. Turn left onto Wain Road. Continue along this road until you reach Tatlow Road. Turn right onto Tatlow and follow its rolling agricultural lands across West Saanich Road to Chalet Road. Cross over Chalet Road to reach Tatlow Place, as the park is located at the end of this short road. There is limited roadside parking.

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