VANCOUVER ISLAND - Discover Your Next Adventure:
Sidney Pier beacon park

Sidneys’ Beacon Ave

shopping icon
walk icon
View point icon


Complete your vacation and take in some charm at this perfect Oceanside town

Shopping, Park
1hr +
1km +


shopping icon
walk icon
View point icon


Family access icon
wheelchair access icon

Where to this weekend, Vancouver Island: Stroll Down Beacon Ave Towards the Peaceful Waterfront on the Shoreside Community of Sidney British Columbia

The town of Sidney is located only a few kilometres from the Victoria airport and the ferry terminal. Home to various shops, restaurants, and cafes, as well as a beautiful pier that offers stunning views of the Vancouver Island coastline. Making it the perfect stop on your way out after a great Victoria vacation.

Sidney’s main shopping district is found along Beacon Ave and is a great place to visit any time of the year. Park your car at one of the public parking lots and wander down Beacon Ave towards the waterfront, passing stores, restaurants and cafes.

You can head north or south along the waterfront walkway discovering restaurants, beaches and boardwalks.


Beacon Ave

The Charm of Sidney BC, it’s easy to spend hours walking up and down Beacon visiting all the local stores and boutiques. We have compiled a list of some of the best places to stop.

Sidney Coffee shops and Bakeries

Art galleries on Beacon Ave

Antique Stores



Waterfront Walkway North

Beacon Park South

  • Glass Beach – Small beach next to Beacon Ave Pier. Take a few steps down onto the beach and you will see people sifting through the fine gravel picking out small bits of sea glass for their collection.
  • Divers Point – Take a seat between the two piers and enjoy the view at one of the picnic tables or benches. 
  • Sidney Fishing Pier – Fishing, crabbing and enjoying the salty air. 
  • Waterfront Walkway – Looking to get your steps in? Keep walking south along the Sidney shore through parks, around the US ferry terminal all the way to Lochside Waterfront Park.



If it’s the weather isn’t cooperating, check out this list of indoor options in the area.

Public Washrooms
Beacon Ave public washrooms are on 4th st and just off Beacon Ave behind Tanners Books. Located at the Military display tank and airplane

Visit Vancouver Island, the largest island on the North American West Coast. This island is a True tourist wonderland, with d...
Explore the tropical marvels up close! Admire over 2000 butterflies, gorgeous gardens, and an array of tropical animals in a ...
the best spots directly in your inbox

Unsubscribe anytime. For more details, review our Privacy Policy.

Explore the tropical marvels up close! Admire over 2000 butterflies, gorgeous gardens, and an array of tropical animals in a ...
Visit Vancouver Island, the largest island on the North American West Coast. This island is a True tourist wonderland, with d...
Looking down at French Beach from the point at Priest Cabin Park
Hiking Icon
View point icon
abandon building icon

Priest Cabin Par...

A spectacular view looking over French Beach and the ruins of a cabin built by a Jesuit Priest
Craigdarroch Castle exterior in spring with cherry blossoms in Victoria, BC, Canada, showcasing the historic building's stone facade, conical towers, and arched windows against a clear blue sky.
Museum icon

Craigdarroch Castle

Explore the grandeur of Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, BC. This historic landmark offers a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of the 19th century
Sooke Boardwalk Drone
walk icon
shopping icon
food icon
View point icon

Sooke Boardwalk ...

Experience stunning views of Sooke Harbour – 1.4km walk

Did we miss something?
Have more to add?

Original Author:

Modified: November 28, 2023
Last Visit: October 9, 2022
Join Our Bi-Weekly Newsletter
Where to This Weekend?
Vancouver Island's Ultimate Experiences!
For the adventurous, curious and those who love Vancouver Island.
Includes lesser known hikes, stories, and more.

Unsubscribe anytime. For more details, review our Privacy Policy.

Pack Out:
We love Vancouver Island and want to keep the natural beauty. Please respect the places you visit and pack out what you pack in and leave the area better than when you arrived. We all know how much trash can spoil an experience and the environment, so please help us keep it clean!

Vancouver Island is a land of natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Please be aware of your surroundings and take the usual precautions for personal and wildlife safety.
Black bears, cougars and even wolves are common on Vancouver Island for more on Wildlife Safety Click Here 

Tide and Seasonal Safety:
Changing seasons and tides can have a drastic effect on most locations on Vancouver Island. Please be cautious as the information in this post may vary depending on the time of year and weather. Make sure to check for current weather and tide information before you make your journey!
When visiting the beach, it’s essential to pay attention and stay safe! Please be cautious walking on the shore during high tide. At this time, some areas may not be accessible. Click here for the tides in your area. Be aware of ocean currents before swimming, paddle boarding or kayaking.

Land Acknowledgement:
We would like to acknowledge the land we appreciate daily within the 50 First Nations that make up the traditional territories of the Coast Salish, Nuu chah nulth, and Kwakiutl–the first peoples of Vancouver Island .

The information on this website should not be taken as accurate, complete or up-to-date. Please check and look into the information yourself. We do not assume any liabilities for the use of this information. It is unreasonable to rely solely upon the information from this website. 

Submit a change suggestion:

max of 4 images