A Weekend Getaway to Sooke on Vancouver Island

I recently went on amazing weekend getaway to the Sooke area on Vancouver Island. It was my first time visiting that there and we were lucky to have amazing weather. We visited around Sooke and also slops along the Juan De Fuca Trail.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a trip to Sooke on Vancouver Island.

That whole area is just beautiful with so many beaches and waterfalls. If you are ever visiting Victoria, I would highly recommend it that you pop over to Sooke.

Sombrio Beach

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This is Secret Falls (Hidden Falls) at Sombrio Beach.

Mystic Beach

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Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a trip to Sooke on Vancouver Island.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a trip to Sooke on Vancouver Island.

My friend Joel Schat came along with me and helped to document the trip. His photos and video are always amazing and I am so lucky to have a friend that is so crazy talented.  Follow him on Instagram and YouTube.  ? Joel and I are going to Norway next month and the plans for that are fall finally coming together.

On this trip, Josh Schmitz came along, too.

I actually was doing a vlog for this trip but we were having so much fun at the Sooke Potholes that I didn’t record anything. As a result, I decided not to put the vlog together. Huge vlogger fail!

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All of these images were taken at Mystic Beach. The hike takes about an hour to get down but it is totally worth it. It is such a stunning beach and it has a rope swing.

East Sooke Regional Park

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This was in East Sooke Regional Park at Aylard Farm on Vancouver Island. This beach was adorable and has such blue, clear water. I am so lucky to have friends like Joel and Josh who are always down for an adventure.

Sooke Potholes

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a trip to Sooke on Vancouver Island.

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This was taken at the Sooke Potholes. You have to do cliff jumping if you go here. Definitely a must stop if you go to Sooke on Vancouver Island.

We caught a great sunset on the ferry ride home from Vancouver Island. Thanks for stopping by the blog and supporting me.


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  1. I don’t know if I’ve been living under a rock but I’ve never heard of this place.. I don’t know how though.. it’s breathtaking!! Looks like you had a ton of fun and you look gorgeous as always, Bella!

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  2. Lily Ayala wrote:

    This place looks absolutely stunning!! I love, love, love these pictures too!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    Posted 8.21.17 Reply
  3. Jenny wrote:

    Such a lovely location! Putting this place on my to visit list.

    Posted 8.21.17 Reply
  4. These photos are so gorgeous girl, you look great! And this place looks like so much fun 🙂

    Kristen | http://www.sophisticatedgal.com

    Posted 8.21.17 Reply
  5. This area looks so amazing! I love how lush the area around the water looks


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  6. These are such dreamy pictures! So beautiful!

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  7. ahhh you look beautiful! these photos look like a dream!

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  8. Annaliese wrote:

    Looks like such a fun time! How nice that your friends were able to go with you!

    xoxo A

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  9. Adriana wrote:

    These pictures are incredible!!! What a fun time – I’ve never been to Vancouver!

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  10. Alix Maza wrote:

    That rope swing looks incredible! Great pictures as always.

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  11. Anna Hubbard wrote:

    Dude you go to the coolest places! Great photos!

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  12. What beautiful photos! I’ve never heard of Sooke, but apparently I need to add it to my list. It looks amazing! I’m glad y’all had a good time. I can’t wait to see photos from your trip to the Rockies! How fun!

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  13. You always have the best adventures, girl! Lovelovelove all these photos! Sooke looks BEAUTIFUL!

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  14. Amazing photos! I love that the beach has a rope swing!

    Jennifer Ashley // http://www.prettylittledetails.com

    Posted 8.24.17 Reply