A small marine park located on the sand spit on the southern tip of North Thormanby Island. This park has beautiful broad sandy beaches and warm waters.
The large sheltered bay provides safe anchorage in most summer conditions; shoreline is accessible by dingy.
This park is accessible only by boat and provides opportunities for fishing, swimming, camping and picnicking.
Camping is only permitted in the designated camping area, which is only accessible by boat. A backcountry self-registration system is now in place at this park for camping. There are five backcountry sites available with one party allowed per site. The sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This park has two pit toilets – no flush toilets.
While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Please, plan to bring your own wood for campfires. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act ). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
Kayak/canoe camping is available. Care is needed paddling through Welcome Passage due to the high numbers of large vessels moving through this small channel, it creates extremely large wakes. The large wakes combined with windy weather conditions makes this section of water treacherous. There are kayak rentals available outside the park at Halfmoon Bay. When ocean kayaking; consult marine charts for tide currents.
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Saltwater/ocean fishing. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Licences can be purchased in Secret Cove.
This park is located in Georgia Strait off the Sunshine Coast at the south end of North Thormanby Island, near Secret Cove.
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.