Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
2.50 km (1.55 mi)
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At just about 2.5 kilometers long, Sidney’s Waterfront Walkway offers a mostly flat trip along the oceanfront. The full stretch of the walkway is scenic, thanks to views to Sidney Island, the San Juan Islands and Mount Baker. You will also find an abundance of benches and picnic tables, gardens, an amphitheater, the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, and multiple beaches.

Starting from the north end of the walkway, you will travel past the Port Sidney Marina, Beacon Park, the wharf, Diver's Beach, the fishing pier and Eastview Park. From the piers and down on the beaches you’ll be able to spot an assortment of starfish and other crustaceans.

If you are interested in a longer-distance trek, continue past the Sidney/Anacortes Ferry Terminal, Tulista Park and on to the Lochside Drive section of the walkway where you will find upper- and lower-path extensions that also offer panoramic views and plenty of benches and picnic areas plus a larger park for the families.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Great views. Family friendly. Ferry access to Vancouver.

Cons

2.5 kilometers in total distance.

Trailhead Elevation

9.84 ft (3.00 m)

Net Elevation Gain

65.62 ft (20.00 m)

Features

Historically significant
Lighthouse
Lodging
Whale watching
Wildlife
Bird watching
Wildlife
Big vistas
Wildflowers
Fishing
ADA accessible

Suitable for

Biking

Location

Field Guide

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