Crescent Beach trail


One of our favourite places to take Junior biking is by the beach. Not only can we enjoy some beautiful view of the ocean, but Junior can also enjoy the rocks covered trail creating some bumpy riding experience, which he loves. We decided to visit Crescent Beach today.

We strolled down the Crescent Beach Walk, following the trail route here. This is a very easy path with just 2.7 km out and back and is stroller friendly.

This beautiful beach overlooks Boundary Bay. You can catch the beautiful view throughout the whole trail, or go on the jetty for a better view.

The vast sandy areas with big logs is a favourite for the kids. Best way to access the beach area is through either Sullivan St, Beecher St, or Target St.

One unique sight on the path is the beach houses along the way. They are all very well maintained and look gorgeous, makes you wonder what it’s like to live so close to the beach. Many of these houses have a cute seahorse logo built in a part of the house as well.

On this day the wind was a little too strong. It became difficult to even keep my hair back with all this wind and Junior couldn’t finish this trail riding against the wind. But despite all this, he still loves it here and ask to come back again.

Billy and Little Bro did manage to reach the end of the trail, and found this beach that continues on but is no longer stroller friendly.

Activities

Water sports is again the most popular activity here on the beach. There is a small hut that rents kayaks and SUPs but it wasn’t open when we were there.

You can also swim within the designated roped area on the beach. There are lifeguards on duty at the Sullivan Point beach area during the summer months.

There are also volleyball courts available here. However, it was under maintenance when we went.

And last but not least, you can also picnic here. There are a few picnic tables by the field close to the parking lot.

Traffic

This trail is heavily trafficked when we came on a Sunday afternoon. However, the path is wide and we can maintain 2 m apart from others.

Pets

Dogs must be leashed at all times while on this trail.

Breastfeeding

There are several benches along the way facing the ocean which is good for feeding, If you like a bit more privacy, you can choose to sit on the logs by the sandy beach area which can avoid pedestrians on the trail.

Washroom

There is a flush toilet washroom by the parking lot. Portable potties can also be found along the way.

Parking

There are still many spots when we arrived at the parking lot. It is free parking throughout.

We came back in the fall and Billy paddled downstream from Nicomekl River to meet up with us. The wind on our repeat visit was much calmer and tolerable.

There is also another trail close by the Blackie Spit Loop, which is of the same length but going in the other direction and overlooking Mud Bay. We might attempt this trail in the future.

  • Difficulty: very easy, stroller friendly
  • Pedestrian Traffic: can get crowded over the weekends
  • Pets Traffic: minimal
  • Facilities: well equipped
  • View: Beautiful view of Boundary Bay and North shore mountains
  • Overall score: 8/10

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