Goose Spit Regional Park
Goose Spit Regional Park
At low tide close to HMCS Quadra East of the Town of Comox Boundary, the sandy beach is incredible and expansive. At low tide there is no shortage of sand for long walks, sand castles or just hanging out on the beach.
This beach is a very popular spot for locals especially due to its close proximity to down town Comox.
Dogs are also welcome on this beach although leashing of pets is required between March 01 and May 20.
Fire pits are provided for those wanting to cook of just hang out by the fire, and there are also available restrooms.
There is ample parking but it does fill up fast, so be sure to come early.
Fires at Goose Spit
• Fires are permitted May 1 – Labour Day only.
• 10 rings available with firewood sold after 4:30 p.m.
• Burn only clean, dry firewood – no driftwood.
• Extinguish fires by 11 p.m. with pails of water.
• See park steward for nature talks.
Dogs at Goose Spit
Dogs are welcome at Goose spit although due to the migrating of Brant Geese within the park, leashing of all pets is required between March 01 and May 20th.
At the very tip of Goose Spit, fairly close to the Comox Marina, you will find one of the sandy beach heroes of the Comox Valley. Often referred to as “Little Mexico” the end of the spit is not overly large, but incredibly sandy and a fantastic place for a swim. While you can access little Mexico by foot, it is quite a long walk around the outside of the spit past HMCS Quadra.
The best way to access this spot is by kayak or paddle board launched at either the Comox Marina or on the inside of the Spit at the Lagoon. It is not uncommon for power boat users to access this beach as well, although now much of it is marked as a swimming area and power is not advised.
From the marina, the paddle to Little Mexico is about 10-15 minutes. From the lagoon you can expect it to be closer to 30 minutes. This of course depends on your skill level. If launching from the lagoon it is important to watch the tides as they can move swiftly in and out. For less experienced paddlers this current may pose a big challenge.
History & Background
Pelxqikw is the Indigenous name for Goose Spit, meaning “Round of Point”. Historically Goose Spit was used by local first Nations for seasonal salmon fishing and the collection of shellfish such as clams and cockles.
Owned by the Province of British Columbia, Goose Spit established as a park with licence granted to the Comox Valley Regional District for park management.
With sand fed by the Willemar Bluffs and Gartley Point, Goose Spit creates the Comox Harbour and offers excellent views to the West, East and South. The inside lagoon is used by a number of migratory and local birds and wildlife with Brant Geese stopping by between March and May each year.
The inner lagoon of Goose Spit also offers many recreational opportunities, commonly used by Swimmers, Paddleboarders, Kayakers and Kite Surfers on windier days. The outside of the spit also offers a vast sandy beach ideal for swimming and paddle sports.
Kitesufers enjoying the wind at the inner lagoon at Goose Spit Park
Goose Spit Location
Goose Spit is located at 10 Hawkins Road within Lazo North, Electoral Area B just East of the Town of Comox Boundary.