One of Colwood's most beautiful trails down to the oceanfront at Esquimalt Lagoon is the Perimeter Pathway. You will find it at the end of Gratton Road, which is a small street off Metchosin Road between Dunsmuir School and the Royal Bay development site. You'll have a spectacular ocean view right from the start of the trail that only gets better as the trail meanders down toward the ocean. (Be prepared for a steep bit on the lower section of the trail, but it's all well groomed.)
There are a number of benches along the way that are perfectly placed to take in the stunning panoramic views of Esquimalt Lagoon, Fisgard Lighthouse, Mount Baker, the City of Victoria, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains.