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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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TripAdvisor
  • I've taken a few sundown shots here and I'm not a serious photog, but they all turned out so beautifully. Plus half the year, can walk a dog there who enjoys it as much as I. YES I pick up after my do...  more »
  • We were in White Rock merely for a drive around and saw Blackie Spit (some name right -- ) on the map. It seemed like there might be something there and we were quite surprised by this beach community...  more »
  • Have been enjoying this park for years. It has unfortunately gotten over popular, so once the sun is out the crowds burst in. Which is a shame cause the parking is somewhat limited and not enough bath...  more »
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  • 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
  • A "must do" walk in he lower mainland. Great family picnic area. Some nice restaurants close by at Crescent Beach.
  • Great location and views. Perfect photo ops
  • A great park at which to see shorebirds, and separate off-leash, on-leash and no dog areas. Free parking is nice, but don't plan to swim. The water's not great.
  • Great park! Great view. Please keep it clean. Lots of parking too!