The Beaches of Pender Island
Getting ready for your Pender Island getaway? Well, here’s a list of beaches – rocky and sandy – to dip your toes into! There’s nothing like a warm summer’s day spent by the water.
Accessible sandy beach, north of the bridge that connects North & South Island. This is the best location for swimming and sunbathing. Most of Pender Island shoreline is rocky, so make the most of this sandy bay.
On North Pender Island, at the far end of Bedwell Harbour, you will find Medicine Beach & Nature Sanctuary. As well as the beach which is perfect for taking walks, there is also a salt water marsh behind (one of the few left in the area) which is a nature sanctuary.
Small but sweet, the beach at Stanley Point has great rock formations and brilliant views of the Swanson Channel.
For an exceptionally good viewpoint, head over to Gowlland Point on South Pender Island. There is a pebble beach here as well as lovely walks around the grassy headlands. Expect to see beautiful views of Mt. Baker and the San Juan Islands!
Beaumont Marine Park:
Beaumont Marine Park is fantastic for hiking and boating. There are many trails to choose from, and you will be rewarded with a sandy beach at the end. Since this is a marine park, it is the ideal place to sit a while and watch for seals, otters and other animals.
Do you have a favourite Pender Island beach that’s not on this list? Let us know, and we’ll be sure to check it out!
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Written by Hannah Poaros