Beaches and Marinas

Come experience the great outdoors in Oak Bay!

Oak Bay is a nature lovers delight where easy cycling, exploring endless trails, barefoot beach strolls, wild life viewing, boating, fishing and gentle paddling along the shoreline are everyday adventures for locals and visitors alike.

Located in Victoria, British Columbia on beautiful Vancouver Island. Ocean River Sports is a premier speciality kayak and outdoor gear store with over 35 years in the business.

Ocean River includes an outstanding retail store and adventure centre. The adventure portion of Ocean River provides a world-class kayaking and stand up paddleboarding school, tours, and rentals from three locations. Get out on the water from Downtown Victoria, Oak Bay or Saturna Island.

McNeill Bay Oak Bay
McNeill Bay Oak Bay

This beautiful peaceful beach is rocky and more appropriate for beach strolls than swimming. It's considered one of the great off-leash dog beaches. Although you will see locals from time to time paddle boarding or windsurfing in McNeill Bay.

Along the bay is a beautiful esplanade and along Beach Drive, there are plenty of benches to stop and enjoy a nice view of the bay - in the summer, you just might find someone playing the piano!

Willows Beach Oak Bay, Victoria, BC
Willows Beach Oak Bay, Victoria, BC

Willows Beach is one of the most popular swimming and beachin' spots in all of Greater Victoria. Enjoy long strolls along the sandy shore and wade in the protected waters all year round. Great for kids and families!

Find a playground and large grassy park, with washrooms, change rooms, picnic tables, benches, and evening outdoor concerts. There is a popular concession stand called Willows Tea Room where you can find fries, hot dogs, sandwiches, beverages, ice cream, and of course, poutine!

Kiwanis Kiosks Oak Bay, Victoria BC
Kiwanis Kiosks Oak Bay, Victoria BC

Situated on the beachfront at Willows Beach, you'll find special care and attention at the Kiwanis Willows Beach Tea Room, operated by Kiwanis Club of Oak Bay. The Willows Tea Room is open from May to September serving hot food, ice cream, drinks, and more to beach-goers.

Volunteers and paid students work together at this quaint little cafe right on Willows Beach.

Oak Bay Marina
Oak Bay Marina

The Oak Bay Marina is a full-service marina situated in a sheltered bay in south Oak Bay, with spectacular views of Mount Baker. A full-service chandlery, gift shop, fuel dock, ship repairs and plenty of free parking make the marina a perfect destination for summer cruisers or permanent moorage.