Explore our Beaches

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and maintaining access to those beachfronts is important to local residents.

Public access to Comox Valley beaches is provided along road rights-of-way that end at the foreshore. In the electoral areas of the CVRD (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 role managing or maintaining beach accesses. At the request of some neighbourhoods the CVRD has signed 25 beach accesses in the Miracle Beach, Little River and Royston/Union areas. Look for shore access signs in these neighbourhoods to gain access to the beach. 

Other accesses that the CVRD has not signed remain open to the public however in many cases they lack a safe walkway to the beach due to hazardous slopes or natural features. There are also accesses that are provide excellent and obvious entry to the beach that are unsigned as the the beach access inventory and management report found there was no need for the CVRD to initate any improvements including signage.

Be sure to check out our Adopt a Beach Access and Beach Access Inventory & Management information. 

Kayaks and other small water craft can be launched at Argyle, Sanborn, Gartley Road, Kilmorley, Singing Sands, Mayfair and Mountain View Road beach accesses.

Those with a passion for fishing will enjoy testing their luck at the beach accesses. Cutthroat run typically from March to May. Chinook can be caught June and July on beaches where the water/beach drops quickly off the shoreline. Cast for pinks during August and September. Coho and chum can be reeled in  during September and November.