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Halfmoon Bay
Halfmoon Bay is located 15 km (9 miles) north of Sechelt and 18 km (11 miles) south of Pender Harbour (Madeira Park) on the Sunshine Coast Highway - Hwy 101.

Sunshine Coast
In order to get there from Vancouver, you travel on the Trans-Canada Hwy 1 to the BC Ferries terminal at Horseshoe Bay located in West Vancouver. Once at Horseshoe Bay, take the Langdale Ferry over to the Sunshine Coast. The ferry usually takes about forty-five minutes.

Langdale to Sechelt
When you reach Langdale you have to travel 28 km (17 miles) north from Langdale to Sechelt on Hwy 101. Depending on the time of year with summer being the busiest season, expect to take at least one hour. If it is possible, allow yourself some extra time for visiting and exploring the very picturesque waterfront of Gibson's Landing.

Redrooffs Road
Once past Sechelt, continue north on Hwy 101, and when you are at Sargeant Bay look for Redrooffs Road where you can either turn for the scenic route or, for the faster route, continue on Hwy 101 to where Redrooffs Road returns from Halfmoon Bay.

Halfmoon Bay Store
Situated in the heart of Halfmoon Bay is the heritage building - the Halfmoon Bay General Store. Like every other coastal store there seems to be a lot of very different marine items that appeal to boaters, whose requirements all vary, as they cruise up and down BC's inside coastline.

Beautiful Pebble Beach
From the Halfmoon Bay General Store you can take a short walking path to a small but beautiful pebble beach along the oceanfront. The sunny beach has a fantastic westerly view out towards Merry and South Thormanby Islands.

Coopers Green Regional Park
Also, from the Halfmoon Bay General Store, there is Redrooffs Trail that leads you to Coopers Green Regional Park. At Coopers Green Regional Park you can find a much larger beach along with washrooms, picnic tables, concessions in the summer and a boat launch. Coopers Green also features a very popular area for scuba diving, swimming and snorkeling.

Sargeant Bay Provincial Park
If you take the scenic route, Redrooffs Road follows the waterfront past Sargeant Bay Provincial Park where there is a sand and pebble beach that is perfect for scuba diving, swimming and sunbathing. For wildlife viewing, Sargeant Bay Provincial Park has a hiking trail along a marsh that is quite good for birdwatching.

Beach Areas
After Sargeant Bay, Redrooffs Road goes past Reception Point where you can find beach areas on both sides of the Point, and then you'll come to Welcome Beach Park, Coopers Green Regional Park eventually leads to Mintie Road. Turn on Mintie Road towards the ocean water and you're at Halfmoon Bay.

British Columbia Provincial Marine Parks
Besides Coopers Green Regional Park there are also three British Columbia Provincial Marine Parks that are located very close to Halfmoon Bay. There are Smuggler Cove Marine Park just south of Secret Cove, Buccaneer Bay Marine Park on North Thormanby Island and Simson Marine Park on South Thormanby Island.

Sea Kayaking
With the exception of Buccaneer Bay that has a walking trail into the park from off Brooks Road, you will have to boat across Welcome Passage to get to the marine parks. If you enjoy sea kayaking, Halfmoon Bay makes a great starting point for exploring these pristine areas.

Places to Discover
Other places to discover around Halfmoon Bay include fishing and swimming at Trout Lake; driving on the backroad Trout Lake Road into the mountains behind Halfmoon Bay to Spipiyus Provincial Park where you can find tremendous views of Sechelt Inlet or Pender Harbour; travelling up Homesite Creek FS Road and visiting the Homesite Creek Caves or mountain biking the Suncoaster Trail.

Scuba Diving
For other scuba diving, besides Sargeant Bay, there are also areas on the south side of Merry Island, Dennis Head off South Thormanby Island, just off Jack Tolmie Island near Secret Cove and on the west side of Trail Islands. Most require a boat to get to except for some have road access areas especially some sites in Porpoise Bay near Sechelt.

Hiking and Mountainbike Trails
The Halfmoon Bay residences have also developed a major number of hiking and mountainbike trails in the area. A couple of favourites you might want to try are near Sargeant Bay where there is a hiking trail to Triangle Lake or mountain biking through Connor and Welcome Beach Parks with trails connecting up with Coopers Green Regional Park.

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Map of Halfmoon Bay
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Welcome to Halfmoon Bay
Welcome to Halfmoon Bay

 

Halfmoon Bay General Store
Halfmoon Bay General Store

 

Beautiful Beach Area
Beautiful Beach Area

 

Sargeant Bay
Sargeant Bay

 

Coopers Green Regional Park
Coopers Green Regional Park

 

Halfmoon Bay
Halfmoon Bay

 

Halfmoon Bay
Halfmoon Bay

 
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