Located in Comox, British Columbia Goose Spit Park is a beautiful beach located East of the Comox Town boundary. The park features picnic tables, fire rings (great for a hotdog roasts!), interpretive signs, access to trails and the infamous Spit Stairs. You can head to the beach to go for a long walk with your dog, relax on the sand, have a picnic or do some laps on the stairs. If the conditions are right you can also watch the kite surfers practicing their tricks.
On the inside of the beach is a lagoon where kite surfers love to practice their sport on a windy day. The outside beach is where dogs and their humans typically go to play. Rising above the beach are the “spit stairs”. The stairs consist of almost 200 steps from the beach to Nob Hill. Exercise enthusiasts can get a great cardio workout while those who prefer a slower pace take their time and enjoy the views.
The stairs and trails are on-leash only, but your dog is welcome to romp off-leash on the beach itself. From February 1 – May 20th dogs must be on-leash as there are migrating geese in the area.
There is a garbage can and complimentary poop bags (in case you forgot your own) at the entrance to the beach, please be sure to clean up after your dog.
The official park website is worth a visit for information on rules for fires, trail and walking maps and more. They also have up to date information on conditions or temporary restrictions (such as fire bans) that may be in place.