The Colwood waterfront features miles of breathtaking ocean beachfront perfect for walks, beachcombing, sand castles and water play. Summer events with music and food make the beach in Colwood a wonderful gathering place for the community.
For thousands of years, this shoreline was a vital source of food as well as a meeting and gathering place for first peoples. Activities in this area are carried out with the highest respect for the deep history of the land and its cultural significance to local First Nations.
Across the road from the beach is the Esquimalt Lagoon National Migratory Bird Sanctuary where ducks, swans, herons and eagles are often spotted along with many other shorebirds. The calm water of the lagoon is perfect for a peaceful ride in the canoe or kayak.
Learn more about Esquimalt Lagoon.
Dogs must be on leash within the Esquimalt Lagoon National Migratory Bird Sanctuary.
There are accessible areas, including the walk along Ocean Boulevard, an accessible art space and accessible washroom. The sandy beachfront and trail along the lagoon are lovely walks.