South Coast Mainland
Paddling Area:Howe Sound
Coordinates:49.6848405, -123.1639885
Site Type:Launch Site
Tent Sites:n/a
Site Access:Sea, road
Marine Trail:Sea to Sky Marine Trail
Last Update:

Landing Comments:

Sand beach in bay on former industrial shoreline. Exposed to SW but has some protection. Adjacent to deep sea port. More protected beach at end of Mamquam Blind Channel to SE of site.Subject to change – major development started 2016.

Camp Comments:

No camping. Temporary toilet.

Other Comments:

Former Nexen wharf to be redeveloped shortly (2018). Aka Nexen Beach. Until then, unlimited free unrestricted parking behind gate locked 10 pm to 6 am nightly. District of Squamish sold 32 Ha site to developer Newport Beach with provision to develop as housing, commercial space, moorage, tourist dock and multi use pulbic areas including park for paddlecraft launch etc. See: http://squamishoceanfront.com/files/Squamish%20Oceanfront%20Sub%20Area%20Plan.pdf

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