There are 9 boat access Marine Parks located in Sechelt, Salmon and Narrows Inlets which are maintained by BC Parks and are absolutely free to use. Each site has cleared tent sites, a pit toilet, a bear cashe box and fire ring (no fire wood is provided). Most sites have creeks, however you are advised to treat the water by boiling or filtering.
Tuwanek Beach Marine Park is the closest park to Pedals & Paddles and is ideal for your first break as it can take up to 1 hour to arrive from our beach. Here you will find a lovely swimming beach as well as spots for up to 4 or 5 tents. There is a creek, a firepit and an outhouse.
Piper Point is the smallest camp site, but has a very large beach at low tide. Adjacent is the historic home site of Bergie, the cougar lady. She lived in a tiny log cabin until she passed away in 1995. To read her story click here. Facilities here are pit toilet, fire ring and room for 3 or 4 tents. Water is available at the creek a bit south of the Park at Bergie’s old homestead.
Oyster Beach is approximately a half hour paddle past Tuwanek Beach Marine Park. You will pass the first oyster farm indicated by the many blue buoys in the bay. Oyster farming has a long history in Sechelt Inlet. This marine park has 3 or 4 good sites for your tent and an outhouse and fire pit and 2 creeks. In the summer the closest creek can dry up but walk a bit south and find a larger creek.
9 Mile Beach
Nine-Mile is a favorite camp site, just 2 hours from Pedals & Paddles and approximately 30 minutes from Oyster Beach. This site is large and is split into 2 separate areas by the large creek. There are many areas for tents, as well as 2 fire pits and an outhouse and a good creek. You get awesome sunsets from this side of the inlet.
Half Way Beach
Half- Way is actually half-way from tip to tip of Sechelt Inlet, and a favorite camp site for groups as it has tons of space. There is also an island in front which is a seal colony. Paddle around on a sunny day and you will see dozens of basking seals (keep your distance). Pit toilet, bear cashe boxes, fire ring and a good creek can be found at this site. Enjoy the morning sun from this side of the Inlet.
Kunichen Point is an awesome campsite providing amazing views up and down Sechelt and Salmon Inlets and sun all day long. Facilities include 2 tent pads right on the point and a pit toilet. Water is not reliable here and fires are not allowed on the point. Careful crossing Salmon Inlet as there can be strong winds coming down Salmon Inlet. For divers, the 366′ foot wreck of the HMCS Chaudiere was scuttled outside the bay by the artificial reef society.
A short distance North-East of Kunichen Point is a very small protected campsite with room for 2 tents. You will find a fire ring and outhouse here, and a small creek (not a reliable source of water in summer months).
Tzoonie Narrows Tzoonie Narrows is a spectacular spot to just sit and take in the wonder of nature. Looking over the Inlet to the 1500 Meter mountain, you know you are away from it all. This is the furthest Marine Park from Pedals & Paddles, approximately a 6 hour paddle, but worth it! There is a nice grassy area suitable for 3 or 4 tents, as well as many more sites further back from the water. There is a pit toilet and a creek, though it is a bit of a walk, maybe 400-500 feet. The fishing is said to be very good here, be sure to have your fishing license. The oysters are plentiful too.