Secret Beaches of Southern Vancouver Island: Qualicum to the Malahat

Theo Dombrowski

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This is your guide to dozens of spectacular and often hidden beaches on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island between Qualicum and the Malahat. While some of them are well used by people living nearby, many are virtually impossible to find without combing through official maps and back-road guides. From tiny rocky coves to broad sandy beaches, these public-access spots are enormously diverse.

Just as important as finding these spots is knowing what to expect. Thus each location is accompanied by detailed information that any beach explorer should know before setting out. Is the beach a few level steps from a vehicle or down a high, steep bank? Is the beach suitable for children? Large groups? Kayakers?

All of these questions and many more are answered in this book, which includes Theo’s hand-drawn maps, photographs and artwork.

  • Watch sea lions in the winter (Higginson Road)
  • Paint one of the few great views of Mt. Arrowsmith—go before noon for dramatic light (Rowland Road)
  • Head to the most child-friendly beach between Crofton and the Malahat (Cherry Point Nature Park)
  • Splash and swim in warm water over sand (Benwalden Road)

Refresh your pleasure in the shore and head out to picnic, play, launch kayaks, watch winter storms or just enjoy the waves.

The Royal Museum Shop is operated by the Royal BC Museum Foundation. All proceeds from the sale of merchandise go directly towards supporting the many fine programs and special events at the Royal BC Museum.

2010, PB, 256 pages

ISBN 9781894974974

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Description

Theo Dombrowski is an artist, writer, kayaker, hiker, mountain biker and skier. He worked in international education for most of his career, primarily at Lester Pearson College, near Victoria, BC. Theo is the author of numerous bestselling guidebooks published by RMB, including Popular Day Hikes: Vancouver Island – Revised and UpdatedSeaside Walks on Vancouver IslandFamily Walks and Hikes of Vancouver Island – Volume 1: Victoria to Nanaimo and Family Walks and Hikes of Vancouver Island – Volume 2: Nanaimo North to Strathcona Park. He donates some of the profits from his book projects to charity, principally the Georgia Strait Alliance and Médecins sans frontières (MSF) International. He lives in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia.

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