Living at Touchstone puts you centrally located to some of the best beaches on the Sunshine Coast. We’ve compiled a list of 10 favourite beaches of the Sunshine Coast and the wonders they have to offer.
Conveniently located as you enter Gibsons, this has long been a favourite swimming beach for kids and families. While you’re here, enjoy a stroll along the sea walk and take in the scenery of Gibsons Landing. Bathroom facilities and picnic tables are available.
Not only is Grantham’s a great place to fish on its wonderful pier, but you can also find yourself immersed in the atmosphere of the coast and all its wonders in the little pocket of shore at Grantham’s Landing.
Looking for the perfect place to make a splash? Hop on in at Hopkins Pier! The long stretch of pier and sandy coastline make Hopkins a truly fun beach!
Make your way down the stepping stone trail to the elusive Secret Beach. Though your access is steep, the beach is a treasure worth exploring, and the views overlooking Georgia Strait and Vancouver Island are breathtaking.
Ocean Beach Esplanade features more walkers and cyclists than cars and is a favourite for morning walks and sunset strolls. The pebble beach stretches along the coast as the cornerstone of Gibson’s history. Chaster House and Bonnie Brook Lodge are both favourite places to stay on the coast.
Roberts Creek Pier
The summer highlight at the Roberts Creek Pier is the annual community painting of the mandala. Check out the mandala or walk down the sand bar to feel like you’re close to the water without diving in.
Davis Bay Beach
Known for creating a scenic sense of arrival along the Sunshine Coast Highway with panoramic views of the Salish Sea. This popular and expansive beach has plenty of room for picnic tables and large driftwood logs, whichever suits you.
Walk your dog, chill out with your music or simply watch the waves just one block from downtown. The Rotary club established a great park and playground for picnics. There is a paved walkway the length of downtown Sechelt making it easy for anyone to stroll and enjoy the sea air. At the end of the day, dine seaside in Pebbles Restaurant at the Driftwood Inn.
Sargeant Bay Provincial Park
Located just off of Redrooffs Road in Halfmoon Bay, the park has washrooms and a rocky beach. A great place for a stroll, it is peaceful and quiet. Sun is mid-morning to mid-afternoon. If you feel like sticking around the Halfmoon Bay area, take a quick five-minute drive north on Redrooffs road and discover the beauty of Welcome Beach.
A pocket of greenery and the calm waters of Trout Lake make it the perfect lake day coast destination. Fishing, swimming, and kayaking are the best activities that this lush lake has to offer. A perfect sunny day picnic destination.
Reminders before you enjoy all the beautiful beaches:
- Dogs are welcome, but please keep them on a leash at all times and use waste bags.
- Bears and other wildlife are known to frequent the area, so please be bear aware.
- Unmarked hazards may exist in parks and on trails
- Fire safety means checking if your beach allows fires, putting them out safely and only burning when permitted.
- Always be sure to clean up after yourself.
- Swimming can be dangerous, always swim with caution when no lifeguards are on the premises.