Sooke Neighbourhood: John Muir
The western edge of the town of Sooke
Sharing its name with an elementary school in the neighbourhood, John Muir includes rural acreages, steep slopes, and an oceanfront park.
John Muir borders Broomhill and Whiffen Spit neighbourhoods and is basically the western boundary of the town of Sooke. Beyond John Muir, highway 14 continues along the west coast to more rural Sooke areas, Shirley, Otter Point, Jordan River and Port Renfrew.
There are diverse properties in John Muir, including a few manufactured/mobile home parks, including brand new manufactured homes. North of West Coast Road (hwy 14) the landscape gets quite steep and rocky, affording spectacular views over the land and the strait of Juan de Fuca.
At the end of Ella Road is a new parking area completed earlier in 2009 by the District of Sooke. At the end of the cul-de-sac there is a new trail leading down to the beach, providing a nice public access to the waterfront which is very beautiful and offers amazing views to the Sooke Bluffs and the Olympic Mountains.
See below for a map of the John Muir neighbourhood. You can zoom in and out and pan to see other Sooke neighbourhoods.
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