Sandpiper Beach

Park Features

  • waterfront with rocky shoreline and plenty of beach logs
  • wildlife viewing
  • leashing optional for pets
  • beach fires: permitted below high tide level provided there is no Island closure
  • parking lot
  • mowed lawn area
  • seasonal porta-pottie

Park Etiquette

Beach fires

  • burn dry, seasoned and untreated firewood, bring a bucket to fully extinguish the fire with water and leave a clean and tidy site
  • a person at least 16 years old shall supervise the fire ensuring the fire is kept under control from the time it is ignited until it is completely extinguished
  • permitted only below the natural boundary and must be a minimum of 3 metres from driftwood, slash, grass or other combustible material
  • shall be no larger than 1 meter in diameter
  • shall be completely extinguished with water and not covered with sand or other material by 2a.m.
  • Hornby Island Fire Rescue department does fire patrols throughout the summer months. The fire patrol is available at 250-703-9022.

Location

Intersection of Sandpiper Drive and Porpoise Crescent, Hornby Island
Denman/Hornby Islands (Area ‘A')

How to Get There

Check out the map [PDF - 294 KB] for directions.

Wildlife

Deer, otters, mink, eagles, herons, ducks, loons, starfish, jellyfish, sand dollars, crabs, fish, seals and sea lions

Natural Features

The park consists of open area of lawn with views of Tribune Bay.  The south half of the park is second growth fir with blackberries growing around the edge. The beach access consists of gravel access road along the west side of the park with an open area of grass and wildflowers to the east. There are a dozen or so small trees.

Park Partners

Parks Committee of the Hornby Island Residents & Ratepayers Association http://hirra.ca/

History

The regional district obtained a licence of occupation over this road allowance/beach access in August of 2009.