Goose Spit Park

Beach, Off leash trails, Picnic area, Rare plants, Scenic views, Swimming, Wildlife viewing
Benches, Dog bag dispenser, Garbage bins, Interpretive Signage, Parking lot, Picnic tables, Porta potties, Wheelchair facilities


Goose Spit's Indigenous name is Pelxqikw, which means “round on point.”  Both sides of the spit were used by local First Nations to collect clams and cockles in spring and to fish for salmon in winter. The park is Crown land owned by the province. Since 1971 the province has granted the Comox Valley Regional District a licence to manage the land as a park.


Goose Spit Park is a unique landform, a flexible sand spit fed by the Willemar Bluffs that, together with Gartley Point, creates the Comox Harbour. Goose Spit Park offers excellent views to the south, east and west. On the inside is a sheltered lagoon that provides food and habitat for many migratory and resident waterfowl. Brant geese use the park as a migratory stopover from March to May every year. During those times, leashing of pets is mandatory in the park. The park lies within the provincially rare coastal sand ecosystem and is home to a number of provincially blue and red listed plants and animals.

A log wall in the high tide area helps prevent the road from being washed out during winter storms.  It also helps to trap sand and encourage vegetation to establish. Goose spit is a popular spot for kite-boarding in the fall and winter seasons. In the summer many people enjoy paddling and swimming on the beaches.


  • 10 Hawkins Road, east of Comox town boundary
  • Lazo North (Electoral Area B)

Goose Spit Park Map

Goose Spit Park Walking Routes

Stair count from Goose Spit to Mulholland Drive via Nob Hill

Park Etiquette

  • Leashing of pets is required between March 1 and May 20, which gives migrating Brant geese a chance to rest and eat within the park.
  • Do not remove rocks or sand.

Beach Fires

Seasonally from May 1st to September 2nd, beach fires are permitted within the designated fire rings at Goose Spit Park, unless there is a fire ban in place.

  • 10 designated fire rings are located on the outer beach.
  • Kiln-dried and untreated firewood is the only permitted firewood at Goose Spit Park and is provided by the CVRD each morning when the program is running.

Visitors may bring their own barbeques, hibachis, and portable propane fire rings to CVRD parks.



  • Two portals to the top of the dunes overlooking the water are wheelchair accessible
  • Mats located close to HMCS Quadra make the last park portal accessible May through September
Goose Spit portal 11 with accessible matting










Management Plan

The most recent park  management plan for Goose Spit was completed in 2009 .

 Goose Spit Coastal Recreation Park - Proposed Enhancements Project Report