Vargas Twin Coves

Vancouver Island
Paddling Area:Clayoquot Sound
Coordinates:49.162054, -126.007646
Site Type:Day Use
Tent Sites:n/a
Site Access:Sea
Marine Trail:N/A
Last Update:03/13/2022

Landing Comments:

Long rock cove behind islets, easily navigable reefs opens onto well-protected twin bays. Sand, grit below high water, mixed rocks, rock ledge at higher water levels. Many drift logs. Beach floods. SE aspect.

Camp Comments:

No known camping. Ahousaht Nation requested no camping here. Dense salal in upland.

Other Comments:

Landings advised for lower water levels. See Vargas Island Provincial Park . Note: The Ahousaht Nation is requesting a voluntary $15/day payment in 2022. The territory is patrolled by a yellow boat called the “Ahous Guardian”. See Vargas map . Pre-purchase permits can be acquired at Lone Cone Hostel and Paddle West Kayaking. During the COVID-19 pandemic, camping is restricted to Vargas Island and Robert Point. Day use sites off Vargas are Whaler It and Blunden I. N & E Meares I is open.

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