Bayview Road Beach, North Saanich

A pleasant stroll through cedar and arbutus trees along an hundred meter gravel trail brings to you a spectacular view of Saanich Inlet. As a bonus, there is a bench at the top of the narrow wooden staircase to provide a site to sit and relax. Or step down the staircase to the sand and cobble beach that is perfect for enjoying the ocean and view. This spot is nestled between 9670 and 9684 Ardmore Drive, beautiful estates; one with tennis court as seen through the wire fencing the other has a tall wooden fence that runs the length of the green space.

Geographic coordinates  N48° 38′ 39″ W123° 27′ 56″

You can get to Bayview Road Beach from Pat Bay Highway.  Leave the highway at Exit 26, the McTavish Interchange, an unique and confusing series of roundabouts that make a multi-circle roadway overpass. Take the third exit onto McTavish Road then take the second exit to stay on McTavish Road. Follow McTavish Road past the East Saanich intersection and continue until you reach West Saanich Road (BC 17A North) turn right onto West Saanich Road. Follow along this road until you reach northern end of Ardmore Drive. Turn left onto Ardmore Drive and follow until it starts to curve southward. Bayview Road Beach access is on the first left. There is limited roadside parking along Ardmore Drive.

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