Gartley Road beach access leads to a cobble beach popular for swimming in the summer and launching canoes/kayaks when the tide is high. There is a sandy strip along the shoreline that provides a path for walking. A gravel parking area can accommodate up to 10 cars. There is a bench for sitting and taking-in the views towards Texada, the nearby Seal Islets and farther south Jáji7em and Kw’ulh Marine Park [a.k.a. Sandy Island Marine Park] – known locally as Tree Island.