The Town of View Royal, BC, has some unique waterfront beach accesses with views of Fisgard Lighthouse, forested areas, watery reefs and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State in the distance. This is one of those amazing places. Beaumont Beach lies along the north shore of Esquimalt Harbour near Victoria, B.C. The uplands area is on a low ridge with Garry oak and arbutus trees with snow berry and black berry bushes. A bench is just off the wood chip trail about 20 meters along has with excellent views. The wood chip trail becomes a two tiered staircase with about twenty five steps onto the rocks of the beach. The rocky beach is an amazing place to explore during a lower tide and it is sheltered from most winds. The shore line quickly becomes quite steep in either direction with several wharves from the nearby residential homes. The indentation is about 8 meters deep and is a good place to launch a personal watercraft like a paddleboard, kayak or canoe, provided you can manage the staircase railings. There is a small cobble beach around the point to the east.
Geographical location N48° 27’ 6” W123° 26’ 27”
Beaumont Beach can be accessed from Hwy 1. Exit onto Helmcken Road (exit #8) and head south down the hill toward the ocean waters that form Esquimalt Harbour. Turn right onto the Island Highway then left onto Beaumont Avenue. Continue along Beaumont Avenue to reach Kerwood Street. The trail to the beach is near the junction with Kerwood Street. There is limited parking in this area. The city bus travels along the Island Highway.