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Blackie Spit, Surrey

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Blackie Spit Park which lies on the western edge of South Surrey has several trails, beaches and other amenities. The region is best known for bird watching as thousands numbering over 200 different species migrate through the area each year during Fall and Spring. The beauty of the region and the spectacular views bring hundreds of people to the shores of Blackie Spit Park where it teaches visitors about the sensitive salt marsh ecosystem and provides a place to experience and enjoy.

Blackie Spit Park located in the Crescent Beach borough of Surrey, British Columbia lies on the shores of Boundary Bay. The unique flatlands habitat sees over two hundred species of birds living around or migrating through annually.

The Park is named after Walter Blackie who was also New Westminster's first blacksmith and previously owned this section of Crescent Beach. The Spit is composed mostly of gravel with grassy and marshy brush further up from the shoreline. Its unique composition was formed during the last ice age and shaped by centuries of erosion from the tidal activity of Boundary Bay.

The Spit is best known for its spectacular birdwatching although the Park also encompasses several trails, off-leash dog areas, gardens and other amenities as well as the Savenye Environmentally Sensitive Area which is off limits to visitors. The Park is popular throughout the year but is most busy during the Spring (March to May) and Fall (August to October) migrations where many birds take refuge during their long journeys up and down the coast. Species such as Eagles, Ducks, Herons and others can be spotted in the region year round. Other wildlife such as seals can be spotted in the sand bars not far from shore and a multitude of other land and ocean creatures call Blackie Spit Park home.
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  • You can either walk along the path that fronts the beach perhaps getting some fish and chips or an ice cream along the way. If you have a dog there is an off leash area here as well as a place to park...  more »
  • More wonderful scenery, lots of birds, I've seen rabbits there. Nice walking trails, and beach walking.  more »
  • I went there because it was recommended to me as a birding area. It is absolutely worth a visit, but maybe not so much at the peak of low tide (happened to be that day i visited). I believe that at in...  more »
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  • This is a wonderful place to be able to go for long walks around bogs wetlands and just see all the natural wild untouched Countryside. You're encouraged to bring your pets and children and have a picnic for the day. If you go down to the marina there is lots of free parking. You can also see a large group of eagles. They have a doggie off-leash area and lots of nature paths to walk alone.
  • Loved the dog off-leash beach!! So much fun. The beach and area is very well maintained and clean. Will definitely go again!
  • This park has free parking with ample spots and neighbourhood security checks on vehicles. It has a great view of the water westward. It has got several walking gravel trails and open grass areas for picnics plus a few trees for shade. Nice for late afternoon or early evening walks. It has a pier to enjoy
  • This place is a gem! You have a beautiful pier, fantastic barbeque area and a walkabout that is simply stunning. The parking is free and the sunsets can be breathtaking.
  • Alot less crowded than White Rock, parking is also free which is a plus. Great beach to just relax, dog park is a plus/ love that they have paddle board/kayaks for rent as well

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