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Neck Point Park
Neck Point Park is one of the more popular marine sightseeing and beach parks in the community of Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The park includes a well maintained, easy grade trail system with some of good views of the Strait of Georgia, Coastal Mountains and Mount Baker.
Neck Point Park is home to a family of sandy beaches including Sunset Beach, Last Beach, Indian Beach and Finn Beach. There are picnic tables, shelters and pit toilets near the beach locations and trailheads. At the trailheads in the park there are information billboards and trail map signs. The trails are short and many loop together. Most of the trails follow along a gravel route with some sections of the trail consisting of boardwalk and stairs.
The park is a popular destination in the community for such activities as hiking, scuba diving, wildlife watching, kayaking, swimming, beachcombing and picnicking. Kayakers launch from the sandy beaches. Scuba Divers can be seen diving just off the coastline. And the beaches are ideal day trips.
Wildlife can be spotted at any time. Some of the wildlife spotted from the shores of the park include Sea Otters, Whales, Sea Lions, Blue Herons, Sandpipers and Bald Eagles.
Neck Point Park
How To Get ToNeck Point Park
How to Get Here: Travel to the community of Nanaimo, BC. Continue traveling through the community along Highway #19A (Terminal Avenue) to Departure Bay Road. Turn onto Departure Bay Road and continue driving until you reach Hammond Bay Road (located right beside Departure Bay Beach). Turn up Hammond Bay Road and travel to Morningside Drive. Turn here for the park.
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