People come to the Francis Point Provincial Marine Park to explore by hiking, kayaking, swimming or scuba diving.The large park protects the waterfront of the Francis Peninsula closest to Madeira Park.
The small waterfront park is a day use destination area that is a popular gathering place for visitors interested in enjoying a picnic, a game of horseshoes, a day out scuba diving, swimming, playing outdoor volleyball or to launch a boat.
The small Sunshine Coast park attracts families and friends who look forward to enjoying a day lounging by the Salmon Pond near the big grassy area having a picnic and, hopefully.. going for a short comfortable walk.
The identifying feature of Davis Bay is the long pebbled beach coastline with a well developed paved walking path lined with viewing benches while highlighted with a long wooden fishing pier jutting out from the shoreline.
The Homesite Creek Trail cuts through forests for 2 km ( 1.2 mi.) and leads to the Homesite Waterfall, some sinkholes and a group of limestone caves. The caves are self exploratory, so beware, as the floor of the caves can be slippery.
The Sunshine Coast trail leads through old growth forests, a marsh wetland and leads to the headwaters of Davis Creek. The Hidden Grove Trail section is just a small part of the bigger picture. The region is actually divided into four park sections.
The 142 hectare Sargeant Bay Provincial Park was designated as a protected area because of the fragile coastline ecology of the area including the exposed marine life at low tide, the rocky headlands and the forested uplands area.