Saxe Point Park
Driving Time from Downtown Victoria: 20 minutes
Time: 1 - 2 hours
Saxe Point Park is an Esquimalt park with stunning views, picnic areas, trails and grass. A viewing platform near the rocky shore gives excellent views of the Olympic Mountains and the Salish Sea.
The park is a mix of grassy lawn area with shrubbery and flowers. You can spread out and have a picnic or relax on the grass. As well you will find a large stand of trees, mainly Douglas and Grand Fir. Amongst these trees you will find beach access points and trails.
The entrance is at the end of Fraser Street, where you will find parking. There are foot-path entrances via Munro Street and Bewdley Street.
Saxe Point Park has a designated leash optional area at the north-west side of the park. Dogs are also permitted on leash in the areas south of the parking lot, but dogs are not allowed on the grassy areas south of the parking lot.
This area was designated as park land in 1934. Many of the trees were cleared to make room for a searchlight as part of shoreline defence during World War II.