Whiffin Spit Beach Park

Whiffin Spit Beach Park is in the seaside community of Sooke, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia.  Quimper and Sea Lion Park are right beside Whiffen Spit Beach Park. Whiffin Spit is a natural spit that has been reinforced to allow easy walking. The gravel and sandy of the beach provide for a rough foot path along the shore of the Sooke Harbor and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The pathway is accessible at all tide levels yet care should taken when it is windy. The twelve hundred meter long trail is about twenty minutes in one direction. The spit is named after a clerk of Royal Navy’s vessel HMS Herald whom plied these waters in eighteen forty six. Dogs must be under control at all times as the spit host many birds, seals and mink. There are washrooms at this park. This is a very popular and beautiful place to walk in your back yard.

 

Geographical location N48º 21’ 23”  W123º 43’ 33”

 

Whiffin Spit Beach Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Take the Langford Parkway exit and follow along to reach Sooke Road (Hwy 14). Follow highway 14 through Sooke to reach the West Coast Road. Continue along the West Coast Road to turn left onto the Whiffin Spirt Road. Follow Whiffen Spit Road to the end and look for parking in the small parking lot. Quimper Park is a small parkland on the west while Sea Lion Park is up the stairs on the northwest side of the park. City buses travel along the West Coast Road.

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