West Ballenas Island south

Vancouver Island
Paddling Area:Island East
Coordinates:49.34284, -124.15796
Site Type:Day Use
Tent Sites:2 - 3
Site Access:Sea
Marine Trail:N/A
Last Update:06/19/2024

Landing Comments:

Easy on well-protected pebble, gravel beach in cove 50 m wide between bedrock walls. S aspect. Moderate gradient. Derelict concrete boat ramp at centre beach. Drift logs. Low water landing mud, barnacles but good above 2m tides..

Camp Comments:

I beach top site on pebbles behind drift logs dry at about 4.8 m. Others possible if large drift logs re-arranged, requiring much work. Reported (Sept 23) 2 or 3 tent sites on open grass bluff to W. Some shelter at beach. 2 sites on the bluff to the west – exposed. Not great for camping hammocks.
Possible sites in the northern bay near the lighthouse

Other Comments:

Attractive. View. Old trails long overgrown. Suitable haven for small craft. Tide pools, nature viewing, swimming.

This Post Has One Comment

  1. Reed Early

    Currently only suitable for day use. Effort required to make campsites among the invasive growth. BC Parks needs to decide if this site or site #2 (West Ballenas West, is priority for camping use. Both require work to be useable for camping. (site visit June 2023)

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