3136 McBride Avenue, Surrey, BC
Please note upcoming events that will impact parking and picnic area availability this summer:
Champion of the Crescent, July 24, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wickson Point (across from the sailing club at 3136 McBride Avenue)
Please join in the festivities at this stand up paddle board race which will feature races, music, vendors and a food truck.
Beach House Theatre Production, August 3 to 15, 2016 with performances from August 9 to 14, 2016
Gravel parking lot at Blackie Spit (3136 McBride Avenue)
Enjoy a live performance of The Foreigner and Aesop's Fables against the stunning backdrop of Crescent Beach. Please purchase tickets at Beach House Theatre Production.
Crescent Beach Concours D'Elegance, September 3, 2016 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Blackie Spit Park
Collector automobiles and motorcycles from across Canada and the United States. For ticket information please visit Crescent Beach Concours D'Elegance.
About Blackie Spit
Blackie Spit Park is a stunning City park located in the Crescent Beach neighbourhood of South Surrey. The park is named after the dramatic spit that extends into Mud Bay at the mouth of the Nicomekl River.
Blackie Spit has amazing views of Mud Bay and the north shore mountain. Blackie Spit also offers some of the best bird watching areas in Canada, with almost 200 species of birds recorded in a calendar year. The sandy spit, surrounded by tidal marsh and eelgrass beds, is an important stop for migrating and wintering waterfowl and shorebirds, as they make their way up and down the coastline of North and South America. Fall migrants start arriving in late August and September. Spring migrants start arriving in mid-March, and are generally gone by the end of May.
Blackie Spit Park is also a great place to see aquatic mammals. Harbour seals and their pups love to rest on the sandbars. The Park is managed as a wildlife conservation area so habitat enhancement activities are ongoing throughout the park.
The nature trail walk around Blackie Spit Park is around five kilometres long. Allow around two hours for this walk. Blackie Spit Park has signs throughout the park for a self-guided walk. Learn about the history and ecological significance of the area while enjoying the beautiful ocean views and wildlife.
This waterfront park is also home to the , the and the Dunsmuir Community Gardens.
Blackie Spit Dog off-leash Area
Blackie Spit also has a fully fenced dog off-leash area, featuring a mixed terrain of grass, gravel and sand. The off-leash area is east of the main parking lot at McBride Avenue and Wickson Road, next to the tennis courts. Here, you'll find also a covered area for those rainy days when Rover still needs a run.
Further to the north of the primary dog off-leash area, at the far north of the parking area, you'll find the Blackie Spit dog off-leash beach. This area of the beach is fully fenced in with a shoreline to explore and a swimming area for dogs. See the Dog Off Leash Area & Swimming Beach Map to see where to take Rover. Remember to use a leash when traveling between the main dog off-leash area and the beach area.
Explore the other dog off-leash parks across the City.
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Photo Credit: Scarlet Black