Vancouver Island Outer West Coast, Nootka Sound sheltered oceanfront property for sale.
Queen Cove is a picturesque, snug harbour on the rugged outer west coast of Vancouver Island.
It is also a designated anchorage, with a protected entrance that has long been providing safe moorage for local craft as a well as those circumnavigating Vancouver Island or the Pacific.
The cove is roughly 1 km long, 25 ft deep with pristine waters and tidal flows nurturing clam beds and native oysters. Our development encompasses the north end of the cove, a 200m sand and cobble beach, with tidal flats extending 200 m out. This results in some of the warmest summer swimming on the entire outer coast, particularly with the recent loss of the hot springs in Haida Gwaii.
The Park River runs thru the property into the bay. This 2 km shallow river is fed by a couple of low lying lakes behind us and sustains runs of sockeye, chum and coho. There is a healthy resident black bear population, martins, native squirrels, mice, river otters, sea otters, seals and sea lions. Despite our former illustrious neighbour to the south, Cougar Annie, in 20 years I sadly have yet to see a cougar in the cove.
A short run puts you amongst the very best chinook, halibut and other salmon fishing on the island. Secluded beaches and islets abound. Surfing sites are around the corner on the outer open coastline. Activities at your doorstep include kayaking, sailing, surfing, scuba diving, and hiking the virgin adjacent valley bottom rainforest. Adjacent swimming lakes are brimming with trout, frogs and salamanders. There are native cultural sites in the area.
A beautiful, comfortable and solid post and beam house is established on Lot 2. It was designed for a family, reflecting the west coast setting and capturing light and spectacular vistas. My home has become the Queen Cove B & B and is available on a daily or weekly basis.
The area has a relatively dry microclimate compared to the west coast towns of Tahsis, Gold River or Zeballos. They each lie at the foot of the island mountains, stopping the clouds which tend to scud over us, much like Tsawwassen compared to West Vancouver. We also have far less fog and more sun in the summers compared to Tofino or Bamfield.
Access is currently by boat along inland fjords from Tahsis (1hr), Zeballos (1 hr), or Gold River (2 hr); or by scheduled seaplane flights from the end of the highway at Gold River to your dock in 20 min.
A short access road from Queen Cove to the forest service road leading to Zeballos is planned.
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1 250 710 8813