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Witty's Lagoon Regional Park

#1 of 8 things to do in Metchosin Features Animals
Metchosin, British Columbia, Canada
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beautiful and fun at low tide

fantastic hidden gem! our son had a lot of fun at the beach with the low tide - all the sand is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SS_and_AD
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Toronto, Canada
Highlight of our long weekend on Vancouver Island!

We have young kids and wanted an easy hike not too far from Victoria. Witty's Lagoon was perfect... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
travelbunny004
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Seattle, Washington
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Nature reserve with a long stretch of rocky shoreline, perfect for birdwatching and strolling.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“low tide” (4 reviews)
“easy hike” (2 reviews)
“day hike” (2 reviews)
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Metchosin, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fantastic hidden gem! our son had a lot of fun at the beach with the low tide - all the sand is exposed and it is nice and soft and perfect for baby feet. the water was surprisingly warm and we swam. the view is...More

Thank SS_and_AD
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We have young kids and wanted an easy hike not too far from Victoria. Witty's Lagoon was perfect! Its less than 30 min drive from Victoria's Inner Harbour area. The waterfall takes less than 5 min to reach on the path. Keep walking for another...More

Thank travelbunny004
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Nice easy hike to the beach. At low tide you can walk a bit of the beach. The best part of this park is the sitting lady falls. If you only have 30 minutes walk the 200m down the path to the falls.

Thank Talljoy
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Rocks, beach, grassy fields, good view of water and Haystack Island, Wildlife, places for kids to play, picnic tables and clean toilets. In charming Metchosin.

Thank DLCAlberta
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Great park with great water access. Nice walks and takes you right out of the city . Need a car to get there or long trip by public transit.

Thank TravelOften1968
Reviewed 20 January 2017

An accessible trail (preceded by an accessible parking lot) to be enjoyed by just about any mobile person. Resulting in beach access to Witty's lagoon & Witty's beach, both of which are to be admired and appreciated...hopefully, preserved forever. Sitting Lady Falls is spectacular at...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Rushing water, moss covered trees, rugged beach and scenic views give a hint of this easily accessible place of beauty and charm. This place is a gem and a mecca for dog lovers and dogs.

Thank CharlieHawk
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This rocky beach was unpleasant due to the smell of decay. The water was very warm compared to several other locations along the coast, which is probably inviting to bacteria and such. There were lots of swimmers here, but it seemed unappealing. There were lots...More

Thank Kjnagle
Reviewed 6 August 2016

If you plan to go to the beach-side of Witty's, expect an army of annoying kids to be there sharing the beach with you. There are better options for adults. With that said, the trail is magnificent, excellent views, cool ocean breeze, what more could...More

Thank Molly T
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The trail is fairly steep in places and was a struggle for Grandma. The steps are covered with wire mesh that will prevent slipping when wet although the path was dry when we visited. The bridges across the ravine and creek as well as the...More

Thank Robin M
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If it's a little zodiac, you wear a float suit. If it is a larger vessel, you do not need a lifejacket. My cousin and aunt from Manitoba highly recommend the zodiac tour for the best experience!
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