View our Beach Access Inventory in PDF format:
- Cover and table of contents [PDF - 384 KB]
- Introduction, methodology and summary of findings [PDF - 2.5 MB]
- Saratoga Beach [PDF - 1.4 MB]
- Miracle Beach [PDF - 1.5 MB]
- Williams Beach to Kitty Coleman [PDF - 1.3 MB]
- Kitty Coleman [PDF - 1.8 MB]
- Bates Beach and Seal Bay [PDF - 1.4 MB]
- Little River and Kin Beach [PDF - 5.7 MB]
- Cape Lazo to Croteau Beach [PDF - 4.3 MB]
- Courtenay to Royston [PDF - 1014 KB]
- Royston [PDF - 1.5 MB]
- Union Bay [PDF - 1.8 MB]
- Union Bay to Buckley Bay [PDF - 852 KB]
- Ships Point [PDF - 1.7 MB]
- Fanny Bay and Mud Bay [PDF - 1.4 MB]
- Disclaimer and bibliography [PDF - 83 KB]
Explore our beaches
Access to the beach is important to Comox Valley residents. Residents use local beaches for walking, jogging, beachcombing, sunbathing, swimming, sand castle building, bird watching, fishing and boating to name but a few of the favourite beach activities.
Public access to the beach is provided along road rights-of-way that end at the foreshore. In the electoral areas (outside of municipal boundaries), the rights-of-way are owned by the Province and are under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI). MOTI does not take an active management role over the beach accesses and many are unmaintained. Some residents have asked that the CVRD get involved in signing and managing beach accesses in key locations. The CVRD is obtaining permits from MOTI and making improvements to key beach accesses in the region.
To date, the CVRD has posted beach access signs at Litte River, Miracle Beach and in the Kilmarnock neighbourhood. The CVRD has built stairs at Vivian Way at Ships Point with construction to begin at the Cloudcroft access in 2017. Volunteers from the Comox Valley Fly Fishers club maintain some of the busiest beach accesses in the valley.