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.

Accessibility Rules: 

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.

Please note: Overnight parking is not permitted along the Colwood waterfront (from one hour after dusk until dawn.)

There are several camping areas on the West Shore, including Goldstream Campground, Fort Victoria RV Park and All Fun RV Park.

Dog Information: 
Esquimalt Lagoon is one of seven National Migratory Bird Sanctuaries in BC. Please keep dogs on-leash within the santuary to protect the sensitive habitat and nesting areas.

2903 Ocean Boulevard
Victoria, BC V9C 1W6, Canada

Available Amenities