Accessed off of Whiffen Spit Road, Whiffin Spit Beach, part of Quimper Park in Sooke, BC, is a naturally formed spit that has been reinforced and well-maintained to allow for public access. To one side of the Spit is the beautiful, protected Sooke Basin and to the other side, the open waters of the Juan de Fuca Strait.
A leisurely 30-minute walk takes you to the point where you can enjoy the scenery and watch the mesmerizing breakwater. Wooden benches situated along the path offer the perfect opportunity to sit back and take-in the natural beauty of the Vancouver Island south-west coastline.
Named for a clerk on the Royal Navy's vessel "Herald" which surveyed Sooke Harbour in 1846, the spit protects the harbour from the breakers coming in the Strait of Juan de Fuca from the Pacific Ocean. Tall ships sailed through the far channel to carry lumber from the Muir Mill to distant ports during the latter half of the 19th century. - Sooke Region Historical Society