Sand Dune Cove

Vancouver Island
Paddling Area:Clayoquot Sound
Coordinates:49.2617, -126.0602333
Site Type:Campsite primary
Tent Sites:
Site Access:Sea, trail
Marine Trail:N/A
Last Update:12/12/2021

Landing Comments:

Easy on broad sand beach. SE aspect. Occasional surf but more protected than Cow Bay.

Camp Comments:

Beach and upland camping. Tent platform. Pit toilet. Bear cache.

Other Comments:

As a result of the Covid pandemic, in June 2021 the Maaqutusiis Hahoulthee Stewardship Society requested closure and limited use of traditional territorial waters and lands sites in the Vargas Island area in Clayoquot Sound. The marine area is patrolled by yellow boat “Ahous Guardian” and some campers have been asked to leave. The stewardship society has listed Sand Dune Cove campsite as no access even though it is in Gibson Marine BC Provincial Park. The society has requested that all kayakers stay within the boundaries outlined on the route map until further notice.
Wild Side hiking Trail to Cow Bay and Ahousaht village. $25 trail use fee (2014) applies outside Park boundary. No camping fees (2018). See Wildside Trail Aka Gibson Marine Park or Whitesands Beach. See: Gibson Marine Provincial Park

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