Shoal Bay, East Thurlow Island Oceanfront Acreage for sale: (Listed 2012-03-16)


142 Acre Oceanfront, East Thurlow Island, BC

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  • Property Value$480,000
  • Property Address142 Acre Oceanfront, East Thurlow Island, BC, Canada
  • TypeOceanfront Acreage

Shoal Bay

142 Acre Oceanfront, East Thurlow Island, BC, Canada


142 acres with roughly 3,900 feet of oceanfront on Cordero Channel and Shoal Bay on East Thurlow Island. Minutes from premier salmon fishing grounds. A fantastic lifestyle and investment property. Enquire about improvements.

142 acres of oceanfront property with 3,900 feet of water frontage. Waterfront starts in Shoal Bay on the Western shore and wraps out around into Cardero Channel all the way to Godwin Point.

Shoal Bay is a beautiful location on BC’s coast. The view from Shoal Bay up Phillips Arm is spectacular. Judging by the amount of sail boats anchored in Shoal Bay at the time I visited, the area is very well protected from the wind as well as tidal currents.

A good portion of the property is forested with a good stand of second growth trees. Recently the owner spent roughly $30,000 upgrading the road ways on the property.

The ocean frontage of the property in Shoal Bay is low bank and has good deep water for moorage. There are some really nice building sites in this area of the property. While walking around in this area I did find a small stream that might be a possible fresh water source.

The portion of the property that extends out into Cardero Channel is extremely high bank. Access to this area is possible by traversing across the property from the head of Shoal Bay.

This property lends itself well for long term investment as well as recreational use.

One very important thing to note is the location of this property is situated only 10 minutes from Hall Point and Denam Bay, which are premier fishing grounds for salmon. Prawn fishing in the area is superb and there are a few great spots for catching crab not too far away.

Location : Godwin Point, Shoal Bay, East Thurlow Island
Access : Shoal Bay is 130 miles north of Vancouver at the north end of East Thurlow Island.
Improvements : Road ways
Services : None
Recreation : Excellent Salmon fishing in the area. Cruising, diving, paddling, great photo opportunities, grizzly bear watching. Incredible area to experience wildlife and nature.
Area Data : THURLOW ISLANDS: East (111 km2) and West (85 km2) lie along the north side of Johnstone Strait between Bute and Knight Inlets, east of Sayward on the north end of Vancouver Island. They were named by Captain Vancouver after Baron Thurlow, an 18th century lord chancellor of England. Logging began in the 1880’s using oxen teams, and mining for gold; copper and iron took place in the late 1890’s.

Commercial fishing and tourism have become the main economic activities. Settlements are located at Blind Channel on West Thurlow, which once had a cannery and sawmill and is now the site of a resort, and at Shoal Bay on East Thurlow. Bickley Bay, 2km west of Shoal Bay, was settled in the 1890’s and had a post office named Channeton.

SHOAL BAY: is on the south side of Cordero Channel on East Thurlow Island across from Phillips Arm about 130 miles north of Vancouver. During the gold rush in the late 1800’s Shoal Bay, with as many as 5000 people, was the most populated village on the BC Coast. In 1897 the property was subdivided into 137 lots as the town site of Shoal Bay.

By 1898, 200 mineral claims had been registered in the district of Thurlow. Many were staked by small entrepreneurs, but several of the larger mines were owned by British Columbia Golds Limited, an English company, including the Forth Morten and Alexandra mines on Phillips Arm, the Yuclaw and Puddle Dog mines on Channel Island, and the Douglas Pine mine on the steep slopes above Shoal Bay.

Before the gold rush, the district of Thurlow was a center for commercial logging. People had lived there since the early 1800’s and one of the largest sawmills on the coast operated at Shoal Bay. The mill continued to work after the mines were open, and both industries used teams of oxen to haul sleds with cedar skids to bring their products to the harbour. Some of these old skids are still visible today, slivers of aged grey cedar in the heavy green moss.

SHOAL BAY TODAY: New owners have been rebuilding the lodge at Shoal Bay. The pub is open for business. They also have a laundry/shower facility for boaters who use the government wharf.
Zoning : RU3 Comox Strathcona Regional District
PID: 003-736-237
Taxes : $1,880.23 (2009)
Boundaries : See maps included
Listing # : 12069



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