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Beechey Head Whale Watching

Beechey Head is one of the Sooke whale-watching hot spots. It has a loop in East Sooke Regional Park with a 5.8 km (3.6 miles) length, an extensive coastline with excellent whale watching opportunities. It is a moderate trail with wildflowers and an elevation gain of 146 m (479 ft). Beechey Head is a hiking and nature trip destination with superb views and bird watching possibilities. This place is full of rocky points with a white-gray beach and the Juan de Fuca Strait scenes.


Types of Whales in Beechey Head

Orcas and Humpbacks:
Killer Whales (Orcas) and Humpbacks diving around Sooke give visitors ample opportunity to encounter these marvellous marine animals. Orcas are social animals that travel in groups known as pods. The pods usually are led by females with social hierarchies.

Other types of whales and mammals:
Gray, Fin and Minke Whales may also be visible during excursions. Other creatures include Harbor Seals, Elephant Seals, Dall's Porpoise, Harbour Porpoise, California Sea Lions, and bald eagles.


Beechey Head Whale Watching Location

Beechey Head is located in East Sooke Regional Park, Sooke, BC V9Z 1B7, Vancouver Island, Canada. It is southeast of downtown Sooke, about 19.9 km (12.3 miles) away. Some other hot spots for Sooke whale watching are Creyke Point, Spirit Bay Visitor Centre, Cabin Point, West Coast Outdoor Adventure, and Otter Point Park.


How to Get to Beechey Head by Car

From Nanaimo:
Distance from Nanaimo: 118 km (73.3 miles) / Takes about an hour and a half.
Getting to Beechey Head from Nanaimo is via Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 S. Take Wallace St to Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 S for 550 m (1804.4). Turn right onto Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 S and drive 94.1 km (58.4 miles). Continue on Westshore Pkwy. Take Juan De Fuca Hwy/Sooke Rd/BC-14 W and Gillespie Rd to Becher Bay Rd in Juan de Fuca. After 23 km (14.3 miles), you will reach Beechey Head.

From Victoria:
Distance from Victoria: 39.2 km (24.3 miles) / Takes about 40 minutes.
Getting to Beechey Head from Victoria is via Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 N. Follow Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 N to Westshore Pkwy in Langford for 16.1 km (10 miles). Go on to Westshore Pkwy to Juan De Fuca Hwy/Sooke Rd/BC-14 W. After 4.2 km (2.6 miles), continue on Juan De Fuca Hwy/Sooke Rd/BC-14 W to Juan de Fuca. Drive 16.9 km (10.5 miles) and turn right onto Becher Bay Rd. After 1.9 km (1.2 miles), you will reach Beechey Head.

Whale-Watching Destinations Near Beechey Head

Otter Point Park Whale Watching

Otter Point Park Whale Watching

West Coast Outdoor Adventure Whale Watching

West Coast Outdoor Adventure Whale Watching

Cabin Point Whale Watching

Cabin Point Whale Watching

Beechey Head Whale Watching

Beechey Head Whale Watching

Spirit Bay Visitor Centre Whale Watching

Spirit Bay Visitor Centre Whale Watching

Creyke Point Whale Watching

Creyke Point Whale Watching

Victoria Harbour Ferry Whale Watching

Victoria Harbour Ferry Whale Watching

Fisherman's Wharf Park Whale Watching

Fisherman's Wharf Park Whale Watching

West Bay Esquimalt Whale Watching

West Bay Esquimalt Whale Watching

Sooke Whale Watching

Sooke Whale Watching

Victoria Whale Watching

Victoria Whale Watching

Beechey Head Whale Watching Features

Whale Watching Package Details

What you Can Expect to See Near Beechey Head

Spiral Beach

Spiral Beach

McNeil Bay

McNeil Bay

Port Renfrew

Port Renfrew

Langford

Langford

Gonzales Bay

Gonzales Bay

Jordan River (Settlement)

Jordan River (Settlement)

Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site

Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site

Sooke

Sooke

Point Ellice House Museum and Gardens

Point Ellice House Museum and Gardens

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

The Royal BC Museum

The Royal BC Museum

Miniature World

Miniature World

Willows Beach

Willows Beach

Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

Mystic Beach

Mystic Beach

What you Can Expect to Do Near Beechey Head

Hiking on the Grass Lake Trail

Hiking on the Grass Lake Trail

Hiking on Mount Manuel Quimper

Hiking on Mount Manuel Quimper

Hiking on Mount Empress from Sooke Potholes via Mary Vine and Todd Creek Trails

Hiking on Mount Empress from Sooke Potholes via Mary Vine and Todd Creek Trails

Hiking on the East Sooke Coast Trail

Hiking on the East Sooke Coast Trail

Hiking on the East Sooke Coast and Interior Trail Loop

Hiking on the East Sooke Coast and Interior Trail Loop

Otter Point Park Whale Watching

Otter Point Park Whale Watching

West Coast Outdoor Adventure Whale Watching

West Coast Outdoor Adventure Whale Watching

Cabin Point Whale Watching

Cabin Point Whale Watching

Beechey Head Whale Watching

Beechey Head Whale Watching

Spirit Bay Visitor Centre Whale Watching

Spirit Bay Visitor Centre Whale Watching

Creyke Point Whale Watching

Creyke Point Whale Watching

Victoria Harbour Ferry Whale Watching

Victoria Harbour Ferry Whale Watching

Fisherman's Wharf Park Whale Watching

Fisherman's Wharf Park Whale Watching

West Bay Esquimalt Whale Watching

West Bay Esquimalt Whale Watching

Cattle Point Storm Watching

Cattle Point Storm Watching

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