Destination guide

The friendly city of Shirley awaits you

The ocean views, wildlife and forests are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Shirley. This welcoming and relaxing city entices travelers with its hiking and restaurants. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Shirley

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Shirley a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Metchosin Golf and Country Club (17.4 mi / 28 km)
  • Witty's Lagoon Regional Park (17.9 mi / 28.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Shirley

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 71°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Shirley

Shirley is famous for its beautiful ocean views and pristine beaches. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Shirley is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • French Beach Provincial Park (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Sandcut Beach (5.9 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Sooke Harbour (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Sooke Potholes Provincial Park (9.2 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Mystic Beach (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • East Sooke Park (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Shirley

The nearest airport is in Victoria, BC (YWH-Victoria Inner Harbour), located 24.7 mi (39.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Port Angeles, WA (CLM-William R. Fairchild Intl.), which is 26.7 mi (43 km) away.

Where to stay around Shirley?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 91 vacation rentals near Shirley. From 52 Houses to 9 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Shirley for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Shirley?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Shirley. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Crescent Beach: 171 vacation rentals
  • Shawnigan Lake Museum: 623 vacation rentals
  • District of Sooke Municipal Hall: 855 vacation rentals
  • French Beach Provincial Park: 123 vacation rentals
  • West Shawnigan Lake Provincial Park: 617 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Shirley listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Shirley?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 52 Houses in Shirley. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Shirley include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 9 rentals available
  • Cabins: 24 rentals available
  • Cottages: 24 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Shirley?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6 vacation rentals with pool available in Shirley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.