There are few places as beautiful as the West Coast of British Columbia. Craggy shoreline surroundings, the sound of ocean waves rolling against rocks and washing over sand, and sweeping views of coastal islands. And you can admire all of it from a sanctuary equipped with easy beach access, luxurious infinity pools, and custom kitchens made for easy barbecue prep. Here are a few beautiful West Coast homes to have on your radar.

The View: 4 Beautiful West Coast Summer Houses

By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

  • 228 Delgada Road, Victoria, B.C.

    By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

  • 228 Delgada Road, Victoria, BC

    By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

  • 228 Delgada Road, Victoria, BC

    By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

  • 228 Delgada Road, Victoria, BC

    By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

  • 228 Delgada Road, Victoria, BC

    By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

Mediterranean-Style Villa, Victoria

If the custom architecture of this 5200+-square-foot home isn’t enough to sweep you off your feet, the beach just steps away from the gardened grounds will. A gated entrance sets the tone for this private retreat. Inside, 10-foot ceilings, a massive master suite with a spa-style ensuite, and incredible Viking Professional Series kitchen trimmings await. All the amenities are here, including a huge rec room, Swedish sauna, hot tub, and private lagoon. Take a shady break from the beach under a charming gazebo or take a short drive into downtown Victoria.

The View: 4 Beautiful West Coast Summer Houses

By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

  • 1126 Gillespie Road, Sooke, B.C.

    By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

  • 1126 Gillespie Road, Sooke, BC

    By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

  • 1126 Gillespie Road, Sooke, BC

    By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

  • 1126 Gillespie Road, Sooke, BC

    By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

  • 1126 Gillespie Road, Sooke, BC

    By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

Cove Retreat, Sooke

Overlook the magical tides of Waterfall Cove from this stilted custom double A-frame home, designed specifically to showcase the passage of light from morning to dusk. Take the sprawling 1,360-square-foot wraparound deck, or the private dock with plenty of space for a float plane or boat. The interior’s warm wood paneling and stone hearth are the ideal base for cabin-style décor—just the thing to come home to after kayaking, sailing, or fishing nearby, or nabbing fresh crab or clams from the oceanside.

The View: 4 Beautiful West Coast Summer Houses

By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

  • 160 Mountain Drive, West Vancouver, B.C.

    By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

  • 160 Mountain Drive, West Vancouver, BC

    By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

  • 160 Mountain Drive, West Vancouver, BC

    By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

  • 160 Mountain Drive, West Vancouver, BC

    By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

  • 160 Mountain Drive, West Vancouver, BC

    By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

Cityside Oasis, Lions Bay

This contemporary city abode sits in Lions Bay, an exclusive hamlet, north of West Vancouver and south of Squamish and Whistler. The Rol Fieldwalker Architect team maximized the 180-degree view of Howe Sound in this 4,936-square-foot stunner. Folding doors let in the salty ocean air, exposed fir beams feature prominently in classic West Coast style, and a metal roof adds unexpected contrast. Take in sweeping dusk light from the infinity pool while kabobs grill in the nearby outdoor kitchen. Your sleep will be aided by the home’s refreshing air conditioning.

The View: 4 Beautiful West Coast Summer Houses

By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

  • 29 Bay Ridge Place, Salt Spring Island, B.C.

    By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

  • 29 Bay Ridge Place, Salt Spring Island, BC

    By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

  • 29 Bay Ridge Place, Salt Spring Island, BC

    By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

  • 29 Bay Ridge Place, Salt Spring Island, BC

    By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

  • 229 Bay Ridge Place, Salt Spring Island, BC

    By Andrea Gamboa-Araiza

Gulf Island Getaway, Salt Spring Island

Nestled unobtrusively on a forested cliffside, nearly six acres of peaceful waterfront await in this Salt Spring Island home. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout take in private ocean views. On hot summer days, recline on the covered waterfront deck, or explore the gardens, walking paths, and beaches. The Ganges Harbour is just a 30-minute drive away, where you can enjoy the Farmers’ Market and artisanal shops. In the evenings, recline by the fire as the sun fades slowly over the horizon, or lounge in the spacious forest-view soaker tub.

7651 Sechelt Inlet Road, Sechelt, B.C.

By Dana Mills

  • 7651 Sechelt Inlet Road, Sechelt, B.C.

    By Dana Mills

  • 7651 Sechelt Inlet Road, Sechelt, B.C.

    By Dana Mills

  • 7651 Sechelt Inlet Road, Sechelt, B.C.

    By Dana Mills

  • 7651 Sechelt Inlet Road, Sechelt, B.C.

    By Dana Mills

  • 7651 Sechelt Inlet Road, Sechelt, B.C.

    By Dana Mills

B&B Haven, Sechelt

Sitting low on the bank and overlooking the stunning Lamb Islets and calm waters of Sechelt Inlet, this newly updated oceanfront home is as tranquil as they come, living up to its name as the Tranquility Bay Bed and Breakfast. Here, you can host friends or family in the detached cottage or continue operating as one of the top-rated B&B’s on the Sunshine Coast. The location is second to none, with a private beach, soaring ceilings, and large windows looking out to the ocean and mountains beyond—the perfect viewpoint to observe orcas and dolphins passing by.

Enjoy all the perks that these one-of-a-kind homes have to offer: local hikes, boating, and outdoor dinners are obvious attractions, but finding somewhere to kick back after a day in the sun or relax during a cool rainy west coast day are priceless wins.

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