Big Bay Beach Hanson Island

Discoveries & Mid Coast
Paddling Area:Johnstone Strait
Coordinates:50.559, -126.731
Site Type:Campsite primary
Tent Sites:8
Site Access:Sea
Marine Trail:none
Last Update:05/09/2021

Landing Comments:

Easy, on moderate gradient cobble beach in sheltered bay, with exposed rock shelf at low water. SW aspect.

Camp Comments:

Large area with sheltered tent sites, platforms in forested upland at 3 locations. Some windfall damage reported. In commercial use at one time but by agreement one of the only 4 sites on Hanson I that are sanctioned by Yukusam Heritage Society for public use. Crude pit toilet in need of renewal. Day use likely by guided commercial groups.

Other Comments:

Water at seasonal creek. Attractive, sunny. Views, trails cross island, big cedar tree but blocked (2021) by windfalls. Sundance lookout, Orca lab, whale viewing. Structures at W end of beach left behind from former youth camp and debris to be removed (2014) but still present in 2020. Avoid using mossy rock bluff S of beach close to adjacent commercial site in narrow bay around point (i.e.Shakers or Big Bay Point).

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