In addition to swimming, sailing, tennis, volleyball, and triathlon, Crescent Beach’s “Crescent Beach Swim Club” provides children with lessons in these sports. An enormous 120-ton boulder sits at the end of Crescent Beach’s 101 stairs staircase at 24 Avenue. Beaches that go from Crescent Rock to White Rock in Ocean Park are called Crescent Rock Beaches.
Blackie Spit, Crescent Beach’s northernmost spit, is named after a pioneer and a popular spot for birdwatching between Mud Bay and the Nicomekl River. Blackie Spit Park was established in 1996 by the City of Surrey. At high tide, this is the view of Mud Bay from Blackie Spit, looking north. A distant view of Burnaby’s skyscrapers and the North Shore Mountains. More than 300 kinds of birds, including 10,000 geese and ducks, use the park each year as a rest stop on the Pacific Flyway. There are no purple martins in any other part of Boundary Bay. Eelgrass grasslands, mudflats, and the tidal marsh are all-year-round bird habitats. In the biofilms, a paper-thin mucus consisting of bacteria, diatoms (microscopic plants), and organic debris, shorebirds obtain their food.
What Visitors Are Saying
“I love this beach for swimming so much it’s exquisite and beautiful; the ocean gets deep very rapidly which is nice. It is also has a nice open space to barbecue or have a picnic!”
“Wonderful place for hiking, biking and picnic along the seaside. A lot of water activities can be done here, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming and sailboating etc.”
“Nice Beach in a very beautiful Neighborhood. I love this beach as it is very beautiful and good during the sunset. I highly recommend this beach to anyone who want to spent a nice evening.”
Address: 12160 Beecher Street, Surrey, BC
Monday: Dawn until dusk
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