Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park

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Halfmoon Bay

Park Size: 185 hectare
Park Amenities:
Marine Park
Wildlife Watching

Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park is located south of Secret Cove on the Sechelt Peninsula of British Columbia's Sunshine Coast near the community of Halfmoon Bay, BC, Canada. The 185 hectare (457 acre) park is home to beavers (there is an actual beaver dam in the park), birds, and deer.

As this Sunshine Coast park is accessed by both water and land it draws many boaters and sightseers every year to the protected cove. A great place for hiking, swimming, kayaking and picnicking.

Many come to explore the many bays of the area, rock cliffs and beach areas. The marine park is considered a wetland park so there are some very sensitive ecological areas along the path designed to protect the eco system. Please stay on walking paths and have dogs leashed.

Smuggler Cove is an all-weather anchorage with three large anchoring basins for cruising boats. The best entry to the park by boat is through Welcome Passage at low tide when reef and rock projections are visible. The local area has provided many eye bolts located along the shoreline to accommodate stern pins.

Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park, Halfmoon Bay, BC, Sunshine Coast Parks, Trails & Places


Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park
Halfmoon Bay

How To Get ToSmuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park

Follow Hwy 101 for 16 km ( mi.) from Sechelt, BC. to the parking lot. Hike the 4 km ( 2.5 mi.) trail from the parking lot off Hwy 101. It can also be reached by vehicle from Brooks Road. From the parking lot, follow a 1.3 km ( 0.8 mi.) easy hiking trail to the park. To access by boat is best from the the north end of Welcome Pass.
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