They say one should not stray too far from the beaten path, but here on the Sunshine Coast we say the most unforgettable memories are made far away from that beaten path. Halfmoon Bay is one such community, and the atmosphere waiting to welcome you here could not be more warm and inviting.
Halfmoon Bay is one of the smaller communities on the Coast, but boasts some of the most stunning coastline and beach access points. With a view directly across to Vancouver Island, be sure to drive slow as you make your way through and glance across the ever-gorgeous Salish Sea. Neighbouring Secret Cove lives up to its name as a boater’s haven. Its sheltered waters provide an ideal anchorage, and the many marinas offer a chance to rest and refuel.
If you’re feeling in a beachy mood, be sure to check out one of Halfmoon Bay’s beach access areas, including Coopers Green, Welcome Beach, and Sargeant Bay Provincial Park. Coopers Green also moonlights as an excellent boat launch for either motor boats or kayaks and paddleboards.
If hiking is what you’re into then make sure to take a trip to Smuggler Cove. This Provincial Park allows for hikers of all levels to enjoy the beauty of both the pristine coastal rainforest and the lovely shoreline. This is a local and visitor favourite!
Halfmoon Bay also houses a plethora of mountain biking trails that offer something for everyone – from kids to pros – to rave about. Take your family or your buddies – or just yourself! – through the beautiful trail systems and ride for as long as your heart desires!
Of course every community on the Sunshine Coast boasts a unique blend of artists, and Halfmoon Bay is certainly no exception. Be sure to make your way through and have a gander at the local talent!
Finally, if you are looking for a little R&R, Halfmoon Bay and neighboring Secret Cove are home to a range of accommodations, including loghouse bed and breakfasts, vacation cottages nestled in the trees and luxury tent suites perched on the water’s edge. Secret Cove is also a beautiful paddling destination.