Billings Spit Green Space

 

Billings Spit Green Space is in the seaside community of Sooke, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This green space is on the Sooke River estuary and on Billings Spit.  During the low water periods of the tidal cycle the beach area in enlarged into a wide mud flat from by the Sooke River on the west and the smaller creeks, Lannan and Ayum, on the east. Billing Spit divides the waters of Sooke into the Basin and and Harbour. The shoreline is a gravel, shale and a small bits of clam shells. Little, butter, varnish, manila clam shell fragments can be seen on the shoreline. The harbour and basin are frequently closed for shellfish harvesting depending on spawning season and biological contaminations. May bird species both local and migratory can be spotted from this waterfront access. Great blue heron, Canada geese and gulls were seen on my brief visit. Stroll along the waterfront to the south and east to reach Kaltasin Park or walk north and eastward along the shoreline to reach Seabroom Park. This is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors in your backyard.

Geographical location N48º 23’ 43”  W123º 41’ 29”

Billing Spit Green Space can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway. Take the Langford Parkway exit and follow along to reach Sooke Road (Hwy 14). Follow Sooke Road and turn into Kaltasin Road and continue to the end as it curves to become Billings Road. There is limited parking near this green space. This is about a forty minute drive from Victoria. There is a city bus stop along Sooke Road  and along Kaltasin Road.

 

Additional information

https://vancouverislandbigtrees.blogspot.com/2011/03/billings-spit-trees-and-beaches.html

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