Sheringham Point Park

Sheringham Point Park is in the seaside community of Sooke, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This park is along Sheringham Point Road and connects to the light house at Sheringham Point. The point was named after Commander William Louis Sheringham, Royal Navy, whom was the surveying officer by Captain Kellett of the surveying vessel Herald in eighteen forty six. Interesting the point was initially name Punta de San Eusevio in seventeen ninety by Quimper during their explorations. The lighthouse was installed in nineteen twelve. The trail in the park is about four kilometres and is a easy walk through a second growth forest. The Douglas-fir, red alder, broadleaf maple and western hemlock forest hosts many seasonal wildflowers, shrubs and bushes The coastline at Sheringham Point is rocky with cliffs, small coves and cobble beaches. This rugged coastline is composed of Cresent Terrane with the Metchosin volcanic rocks with leech river or carmanah group gneisses intrusions. The park is a good spot of see many marine and migratory birds, whales, seals, sea lions, river otters, mink. This is a good place to walk in your back yard.

Geographical location N48º 22’ 56”  W123º 54’ 47”

Sheringham Point 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 to Shirley. Turn onto Sheringham Point Road and continue along to reach the main parking area. There is smaller parking area closer to the end of the end. Alternative route it access the point from the end of Woodland and Sea Roads. There is a large gate across the roadway. The trail can be accessed from here as well.

The Sheringham Point Lighthouse Society information http://sheringhamlighthouse.org/the-lighthouse/natural-features/

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