This Is Our Story

this is our story


What is now a stunning example of west coast design, perched on beautiful Cordova Bay Beach began as an ice cream stand and general store in the early 1920s and evolved to a hot spot for dinner and dancing in the 1940s. Known then as McMorran’s Pavillion and run by the McMorran family for generations, it was the fashionable place for dining, dancing and celebrations of all kinds. Our parents and grandparents jitterbugged, jived, danced the Twist and performed disco moves on the maple-sprung dance floors. Over the decades until 2008, McMorran’s Beach House hosted hundreds of celebrations, weddings and gatherings including legendary New Year’s Eve Galas and spectacular buffets.

Today, the Beach House continues the legacy of McMorran’s by embracing its history. The famous maple-wood floors, have been refinished, a 1940s bottle of whisky found in the roof rafters found a new home in the belly of contemporary iron sculpture of a fish that hangs above the bar. Even an old pine table from the McMorran’s kitchen and the original grand piano from the dining room have been lovingly restored and are being used today.

With its stunning ocean vistas and views down Cordova Bay beach, patrons will enjoy amazing west coast fare in a comfortably elegant setting. Bon appetite!


Meet The Team

the people behind the magic

Steve – Head Chef

Caitlin – Pastry Sous Chef

Lisa – Special Events Coordinator

Sasha – Server

Naomi and Mackenzie – Hostesses

Sasha – Server

Sasha – Server


It’s Your Day

it’s your day

birthday parties

Happy Days

Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or just getting friends and loved ones together, the Beach House offers the perfect gathering spot for you and yours. Plan your special day today.

weddings at the beach house

Celebrate Your Day

Engagement parties and weddings are extra special at the Beach House. Join the hundreds of couples who have celebrated their union here.

corporate events

Impress the Boss

Secure your next raise when you plan your next corporate event with us. The exceptional view, west coast fare and overall ambience are sure to please even the most discerning guests.


Impress Your Guests

Take the day off and let us cater your next gathering. We’ll take care of every detail and have you looking like a rock star to one and all.


















  • We will make every opportunity to confirm your requested reservation date and time. Our Special Events Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your request within 24 hours OR
    contact Lisa directly at: 250-216-9675.

Just Say Yum

  • Pizza like Mama used to make.

    We start with our amazing thin crust, add our secret tomato sauce and then lovingly layer the freshest of ingredients. The result – a delectable, old-school pizza that would make Mama blush with pride.
  • Salads to die for.

    We sound like a broken record but our secret is in our fresh, locally-sourced (where possible) ingredients. To keep you coming back for more, we top our salads off with our house-made dressings.
  • Fresh fish, straight from the boat.

    Our fish couldn’t get any fresher if we went out and caught it ourselves. Hand selected and prepared with care, our halibut, cod or salmon dishes are absolutely delectable.
  • Dare we say the best damn chicken burger you’ll ever have.

    Crispy chicken topped with our tangy barbeque sauce and delectable house-made coleslaw all wrapped up in a cloud-like brioche bun like no other.


Happy Hour


  • Happy Hour

    Every weekday from 2pm-4pm come join us for our version of happy hour.
    Please refer to table tent cards for further information.


New Years Eve

  • Tuesday December 31
    New Year's Eve @ The Beach House

    Ring in the New Year with us at the Beach House. Advance tickets are required to confirm your reservations.

    We have two options to enjoy the evening:
    • a buffet dinner & dance featuring the Soul Shakers upstairs for $100
    • a 4 course set menu in the bistro with a live pianist
      5PM SEATING - $60 / 7:30 SEATING - $75 (includes dancing after)
    Tickets are available for purchase as of November 15. Be sure to purchase them soon as last year both events sold out!



  • Is there anything better than key lime pie? We don’t think so.

    Made with real key lime juice and topped with Chantilly cream, this pie is the pride of our pastry chef, Emily. Just one bite and you’ll know why.


Prime Rib Sundays

  • Prime Rib Sundays

    Sunday is now a Culinary Event Brunch is served 10am-3pm Saturday & Sunday

    Our English Chef’s Prime Rib Dinner is served on Sunday night ONLY from 5pm until we run out!

    Our Prime Rib Dinner includes 8 oz beef, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables and roasted potatoes with a red wine demi-glace gravy. $25

    Our smaller appetite portion is 5 oz with all the trimmings. $17



  • A divine way to start your day!

    Did someone say brunch? Try out our new breakfast pizza or our classic eggs benny. Whatever your choice, it's a perfectly yummy way to start your day. And when you're done, you can walk it all of with a stroll down the beach.


Live Music Wednesdays


    Every Wednesday from 6pm – 8pm come enjoy the finest in swing jazz with rotating residents McCagherty / Hall and the Reuben Weir Duo.



Dining Room

Our spectacular dining room is great for casual lunches, dinners and family-friendly gatherings. The vaulted wood ceilings compliment our west coast eclectic design and our wall-to-wall windows fill the room with scenic ocean vistas.


Our intimate bistro is closed for regular service for the winter. However, it is available for private function of up to 70 people and information can be obtained by contacting lisac@thebeachhousevictoria.com. The bistro will also be open sporadically through the winter and spring to accommodate our fine dining special events such as our “Bistro Series”, which occurs monthly.

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Getting Here

getting here

5109 Cordova Bay Rd (map)

Whether you take the scenic beachside drive from downtown or a more direct route, we’re sure you’ll agree it was worth the drive. You won’t find any other restaurant so perfectly located. The views are first class and the fare is west coast contemporary.

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Request a Reservation

To request a reservation, please fill out our reservation
form below OR call 250-658-5224

Winter Hours
Mondays & Tuesdays: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fridays: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturdays: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sundays: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Bistro Hours Available to be booked for private functions

Brunch Hours 9am - 2pm Saturdays and sundays, 10am - 2pm on statutory holidays

Cafe Hours 7 Days a week, 7:30am - 3:30pm

Beach House Holiday Hours
DECEMBER 24: Reservations available between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM
DECEMBER 26: Regular hours resume
JANUARY 15: Regular hours resume

  • Availability not guaranteed.
    Please give us time to confirm your request, thank you.
For special events bookings please click here.

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We would love to hear from you. Please send us comments on your dining experience.


To request a reservation, please fill out our reservation
form below OR call 250-658-5224
  • Availability not guaranteed.
    Please give us time to confirm your request, thank you.