C9 STRAIT OF GEORGIA
A. Driftwood Inn - where you can spend time enjoying the Sunshine Coast.
1. Chaster Park – Swimming area, pay phone, toilets and potable water. Anchorage with protection from north winds.
2. Joe Smith Creek – You are able to identify the mouth of Joe Smith Creek by the fishing boats testing their luck. It is just west of Camp Byng; identifiable by large white letters above the beach. Residents along the shore are afforded marvellous views.
3. Roberts Creek Park – Toilets, potable water, picnic sites and swimming areas. Identifiable by the large stone jetty. Despite what some charts say, there are no tanks on the jetty. Anchorage here is not recommended. Bridge over the creek, tidal references are from Point Atkinson.
4. White Islets – These are large white rocks that are used as marks in sailboat races. They are marked by a flashing light on the west side. A seagull colony was reported in 1958. The S.S. Cowichan was lost 2.4 km (1.5 mi) south of the Islets in 1925 in more than 120 m (400 ft) of water and is home now to an abundance of sea life (UASBC).
5. Wilson Creek – A small settlement identifiable by a large stone jetty. A rock breakwater across the entrance to Wilson Cr. protects the area.
6. Chapman Creek – Be cautious here. A sand and gravel flat extends 300 m (1000 ft) out and can be dangerous even at high water. Residential areas on the east and west side of the point.
7. Davis Bay Wharf – No diving off the wharf and no bicycles on the wharf. Beware of underwater hazards and keep your eyes open for a fisherman atop one of the piles who is always there. Beach and swimming area to the west.
8. Selma Park – Float behind the stone breakwater belongs to the Sechelt Indian Band. Some anchorage with private buoys in the bay. Boat launch at the southeast corner of the bay.
9. A large totem pole on the beach, which has a commercial barge loading facility in the centre.
10. Sechelt – A picturesque community. Lots of nice beaches to beachcomb and a large variety of shops. It is spread between the Straight of Georgia and Porpoise Bay in Sechelt Inlet.
11. Trail Islands – Some nice sheltered anchorage on the north side of these four small islands. Be very careful of rocks and watch for tugboats.
12. Wakefield Creek – Two large, white and green tennis domes ashore.
13. This bay provides some good anchorage but be careful of the swimming area at the west end.
14. Sargeant Bay Provincial Park – This is a bird sanctuary. The park has washrooms, firepits, and dogs must be on a leash. Good shelter and anchorage close to shore on either side. Some drying rocks in the north side of the bay.