Mels Beach

Discoveries & Mid Coast
Paddling Area:Broughton Tribune
Coordinates:50.5775333, -126.7288167
Site Type:Campsite secondary
Tent Sites:1 - 2
Site Access:Sea
Marine Trail:N/A
Last Update:11/19/2023

Landing Comments:

Easy, on protected moderate gradient cobble, pebble beach in protected bay. N aspect.

Camp Comments:

Undeveloped. Gloomy, damp but spacious. 1 tent site in upland second growth forest. Second site requires brushing. 2 or 3 additional sites overgrown (2021). Minor brushing could yield more tent sites. Larger sites on E side. Possible beach camping. Suited to hammocks. Sites littered with debris. Many trees reported to be rotten so camping could be hazardous in windy conditions.

Other Comments:

Water at seasonal creek. Hiking trails crossed island but reported to be impasable. Whale watching. Bay known as Dong Chong Bay. One of the 4 sites on Hanson I sanctioned by Yukusam Heritage Society for public use. Logging relics. Messy with abandoned boat gear that was to be removed by YHS/Namgis 2014 but still present 2021.

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