Getting to the Cottage
The Going Coastal R and R cottage is located at #252-6596 Baird Road in Port Renfrew, BC, at the westerly end of the either the Number 14 Highway (from Victoria) or the Number 18 Highway (from Duncan). Getting to the cottage whether coming from the north or east is fairly straight forward following the directions and maps below.
Note that it’s a good idea to ensure your gas tank is full before driving to Port Renfrew as gas filling options along the way and in town are very limited, Also, there is no cell phone service in the area, so don’t rely on digitally generated maps – best to have printed maps with you.
Follow Highway #1 north out of the city and watch for the exit to Highway #14 heading west. Follow the highway all the way through Sooke (last stop for gas and groceries), Jordan River and finally Port Renfrew. Total driving time is between 1.5 and 2 hours depending on your speed and how many stops you make along the way to soak up the beautiful scenery.
Turn off Highway #1 onto Highway #18 heading west towards Lake Cowichan. Continue past the town until you see a sign for Port Renfrew turning left onto Pacific Marine Road. Travel along the recently paved logging road. Total driving time is between 1 and 1.5 hours depending on your speed and how many stops you make along the way to soak up the beautiful scenery.
There is regular bus service from Victoria and Nanaimo from May 1st to September 30th to Port Renfrew and the trail heads of the West Coast Trail and the Juan de Fuca Trail. Contact West Coast Trail Express for more information.
In Port Renfrew
Once in the town of Port Renfrew, Highway #14 turns into Parkinson Road. Watch for a sign for “Tomi’s Home Cooking” on the right. Just past its parking lot is Baird Road onto which you should turn right. Follow the road to the left up through the cottages in the lower part of the Wild Coast Cottages development. The Going Coastal R & R cottage is number 108 at the top of the road long the water’s edge. There is plenty of guest parking in the lost above the cottage.