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.
Briarwood Place Beach faces westward and is a great place to enjoy summertime sunsets. This is also a terrific place to launch a kayak, paddle board and canoe. The broad pathway leads to a short concrete staircase and a ramp to the sand and rock beach. The beach provides good place for swimming in the summer months once the water warms up a little. This beach is just south of Patricia Bay and north of Coles Bay. While this beach is surrounded by private residential homes of this North Saanich neighborhood, it is quiet and serene.
Geographic coordinates N48° 38′ 50″ W123° 27′ 39″
Briarwood Place Beach can be reached 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 Frizell Road. This intersection will be to the left as West Saanich Road curves to the right. Frizell Road is short and curves to become Gleneig Avenue. Turn right onto Glynnwood Park Road as the road curves left. Brairwood Place Beach is the first left. There is limited roadside parking.