Get Away from it all at the Seaside Cottages in Port Renfrew #FamilyTravel

My family has just returned from another amazing stay at the Seaside Cottages in Port Renfrew, BC.

Port Renfrew is a small West Coast town on Vancouver Island. It’s approximately 110 km or 1.5 hours from Victoria, BC, if you don’t encounter any bears along the way. The small town is a little gem and is a perfect destination for a family getaway.

We discovered Port Renfrew earlier this summer. Both my husband and I fell in love with this quaint town the moment we arrived. We were so impressed with the beaches (some filled with tidal pools, others with white sand beaches). Beyond the beaches you can find yourself exploring wild hiking trails.

{Seaside Cottages}

The Seaside Cottages in Port Renfrew have just been remodelled and are perfect accommodations if you’re looking at being pampered after a day in the great outdoors. These cottages have the best location in town. They are situated right on the beach. Each unit has amazing water views.

Seaside Cottages Port Renfrew

Seaside Cottages Port Renfrew

Seaside Cottages Port Renfrew review

You can book either 1 bedroom with kitchenette or 2 bedrooms with a full kitchen, living room and oceanfront balcony.

The 2 bedroom suite sleeps 4 people comfortably. It has one bedroom with a king bed, one bedroom with two twin beds and a pull out sofa bed. The two bedroom cottage is well appointed and has everything you need to make your stay in Port Renfrew comfortable and fun.

Seaside Cottages Port Renfrew Review

My kids love sharing the room with twin beds at the Seaside Cottages. They are also crazy about the beach which is located directly beyond the porch. They spend entire days exploring the tidal pools and collecting shells, seaweed, and creating their own adventures between the small waves.  Evenings at the Seaside Cottages are spent around a private campfire with marshmallows and graham crackers.

My husband and I like how safe it feels in Port Renfrew. We enjoy how relaxing it is there and we love exploring with the kids on the beach and sitting on the large balcony of our Seaside Cottage watching them have fun.

{Things to do in Port Renfrew}

When in Port Renfrew my family spends lots of time at the beach. Botanical beach is just 2.5km from Seaside Cottages. It is a beautiful – huge – beach with hundreds of tidal pools to explore. The short hike to the beach is just enough for young kids. This is a great way for everyone to be immersed in part of the Juan de Fuca trails.

If you’re more into white sandy beaches you can drive over the bridge and head to Pacheedaht beach. These sandy beaches are miles long and a fun place for swimming and a picnic.

Seaside Cottages Port Renfrew

Seaside Cottages Port Renfrew

Another thing we like doing in Port Renfrew is checking out the docks at the end of the day to see all the fish caught by avid fishermen and commercial fishing fleets. It’s a great opportunity for the family to help count the catch of the day. If you have a fishing licence you can also drop a crab trap and surprise yourself with crabs and starfish.

{Where to Eat}

The two bedroom suite at the Seaside Cottages has a stovetop, microwave and full fridge. You could bring all your food with you if you wanted to.

You can also treat yourself to lunch or dinner at The Renfrew Pub (it’s just a 2-minute walk from the cottages). The Pub has a family side with a kid’s menu. The Coastal Cafe is another great option. The Coastal Cafe has delicious breakfasts and make great pizzas in the evening. Both restaurants have a great menu and drinks.

My family loves to get away from it all and spend time in beautiful Port Renfrew. I can’t think of a better place to stay when going to Port Renfrew then the Seaside Cottages.

To learn more about Port Renfrew and the Seaside Cottages check out:

.Seaside Cottages in Port Renfrew

I’d love to know, have you been to Port Renfrew? If so, what did you like about this quaint town?


  1. Such beautiful scenery – I have never been here before! It would be wonderful to check out with my family! Thanks so much for the opportunity! 🙂

  2. What beautiful scenery – 5 hours from my house (I checked, I want to go NOW!) it’s the perfect distance ‘away’, but not SO far. I would love to take some lasting memories in the form of my photography 🙂

  3. so beautiful! haven’t been to that part of the Island yet! Thae cabins look awesome. My family would love to visit there for sure!

  4. This place looks amazing! We go to Vancouver every other summer and it’s just not often enough to check out all the amazing place there!

    1. You would love Port Renfrew Viv! It is so much fun. Enter the giveaway! You would love the Seaside Cottages.

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