Braemar Avenue Beach, North Saanich

This is a wonderful beach to view the sunset from the comfort of your car located. Braemar Avenue Beach is in the Ardmore neighborhood of North Saanich. Ardmore is a Gaelic term meaning to “large headland” which relates to “homes beside the sea” whereas braemar refers to the “upper part looking to the sea.”  Since the road stops within meters of the water this is also a great place to launch a kayak, paddle board or canoe. The curved staircase leads down a dozen or so steps to the lovely shale and sandy beach. This is popular site.

Geographic coordinates  N48° 38′ 2″ W123° 28′ 38″

You can get to Braemar Avenue 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. Continue along McTavish Road through the East Saanich Intersection until  you reach West Saanich Road (BC 17A N). Turn right onto West Saanich Road then take the first left onto Ardmore Drive which is also at the golf course. Stay on Ardmore Drive as it curves past the golf course and turns to head northward along the waterfront homes. Braemar Avenue Beach is the second left. There is roadside parking.

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