South Coast Mainland
Paddling Area:Howe Sound
Coordinates:49.3534626, -123.3393122
Site Type:Day Use
Tent Sites:n/a
Site Access:Sea
Marine Trail:Salish Sea Marine Trail, Sea to Sky Marine Trail
Last Update:02/02/2022

Landing Comments:

Moderate gradient coarse gravel beach in small drying cove. Boulders with wide gaps at low water. S aspect. Sheltered from N outflow wind. Little beach area at Springs. Prone to accumulate drift logs. Ship wash in outer cove from frequent passing ferries.

Camp Comments:

Undeveloped. Park Master Plan (see link below) recognizes occasional camping use, with intent to develop 6 tent sites. Several suitably level mossy benches high above beach. New access trail (2021) up steep bank near creek steers users away from sensitive bluffs.

Other Comments:

Attractive. View. Year-round water at Optimist Creek with waterfall, pool in picturesque grotto. Ecological values “unique rocky knoll vegetation.” Unofficial trail to public road 2 km crosses private land, so must not be used. Higher elevations are Ecological Reserve. See Apodaca Provincial Park

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