Ocean Boulevard runs the length of Coburg Peninsula, and is extensively used for commuting, recreation and as an emergency route. The abutments supporting the lagoon bridge have undergone severe erosion during storm events in recent years, resulting in major repair costs. This is expected to worsen with rising sea levels and climate change.

canoe-in-lagoonCoburg Peninsula is a popular recreation destination for residents and visitors. People enjoy activities such as walking, exercising their dogs, picnicking, wildlife viewing and sun bathing along the sand spit. The lagoon is used by kayakers, and anglers are often seen near the entrance. Royal Roads University maintains a wharf that is sometimes used by rowers. Although much of the shoreline is still relatively natural, many waterfront property owners have modified the shoreline habitat.

A federally designated Migratory Bird Sanctuary encompasses the lagoon and adjacent lands within 100 metres of the high water mark. This sanctuary is managed by the Canadian Wildlife Service. Pets are required to be on a leash within the Migratory Bird Sanctuary.

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