Fleming Bay Park

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Fleming Bay Park is in the seaside community of Esquimalt, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Fleming Bay is small protected bay along the north side of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Salish Sea.. A rock and concrete breakwater was built to help protect the bay and the docks. A small beach lies within the protected bay as well as a busy boat ramp and dock as well as fish cleaning station that is located near the entrance of the bay.  The Esquimalt Angler’s Association operates the boater facilities. They also have club house with public washroom facilities.  The small pebble beach and a picnic area in Buxton Green.  The bay is a good place to launch sailing dinghies, paddle boards, kayaks and other water craft.  The granodiorite rock cliffs overlooking the bay are used for beginner rock climbing.  The BC Climbing website provides further information about the walls and routes. Through efforts of the Provincial Capital Commission, the Township of Esquimalt and the Greater Victoria Climbers association, the cliffs have been developed to preserve the climbing area as well as protect pedestrians who are strolling to Buxton Green Park and Mccaulay Point Park.   The park has a small grass covered area by the sign and around the anchors near the entrance of the parking lot as well as a cedar hedge along the west side of the parking area. There are many shrubs and bushes in the parkland including ocean spray and blackberries.

Geographical Location N48º 25’ 14” W123º 24’ 37”

Fleming Bay Park can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy1). Exit onto Tillicum Road to head south. At the junction with Craigflower Road continue along as the road curves to become Lampson Street. Follow Lampson to Munro Street. Turn left onto Munro Street and look for the parking lot on the left.  Two large anchors gate Fleming Beach parking area.  The closest bus travels along Lampson and Munro streets.

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