Setchell Road Green Space

Surrounded by residential homes, the green space off Setchell Road provides access to the rocky shoreline of Deep Cove and Saanich Inlet. Fourteen steps down the wooden staircase and a few more steps along the trail brings you to an simple viewpoint with a rustic wooden bench. If you continue along the right side, toward the fencing, the pathway leads through a series of steps to the rock shoreline. This promontory provides protection to the marina and pier from southeastern winds and waves. The views of Mount Tuam on Salt Spring Island and Moses Point make this a lovely place to take some photographs as well as start a walk around the neighborhood of Deep Cove in North Saanich. The sparkling waters of the Salish Sea can be very picturesque.

Geographic coordinates  N48° 40′ 50″ W123° 28′ 51″

You can get to Setchell Road Green Space from Pat Bay Highway.  Before you reach ferry terminal follow the signs that lead to McDonald Park – Wain Road.  Stay to the right as you exit the highway and curve up to cross over the overpass. At the intersection turn left onto Wain Road.  Continue on Wain Road past West Saanich Road until you reach Madrona Drive. Turn right and look for Setchell Road to the left as Madrona Drive curves along to the right past the water front homes. Setchell Road is narrow and steep in sections. The beach access is near the end of the road and there is limited roadside parking.

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