Hot Springs Cove Oceanfront: Recreational


Clayoquot Sound Oceanfront, Hot Springs Cove, BC

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  • Sold on 2012-05-24
  • Property AddressClayoquot Sound Oceanfront, Hot Springs Cove, BC, Canada
  • TypeOceanfront
  • BedroomsRecreational

Clayoquot Sound Oceanfront, Hot Springs Cove, BC, Canada


2.5 acres, approx. 550 ft. waterfront located in world famous Clayoquot Sound, 26 miles north of Tofino. South facing, expansive view, multiple building sites. Potential deep water moorage. Trail access from the property to the natural hot springs at Hot Springs Cove.

2.5 acres with approximately 550 feet of oceanfront. There is extensive ocean frontage to this particular property. Starting from the head of Refuge Cove there's a nice low-lying beach which is ideal for launching kayaks beachcombing and children. Working your way south, the shoreline becomes rocky and solid granite which may very well provide the ideal situation with enough deep water for the installation of private moorage. There is ample protection within Refuge Cove. The property is south facing and features an expansive view looking out over Hot Springs Cove and beyond to the open ocean. There are numerous building sites and the topography is gentle. A substantial amount of the 2.5 acres is good usable land. A fantastic opportunity to purchase spectacular oceanfront property at a value price.

The common property within the center of the development provides natural green space with walking trails and is roughly 90 acres in size.

Another component to the common property is the parking lot that the strata corporation owns. It is within a few minutes walk from the government wharf in Tofino. This is dedicated parking space for property owners within this development.

From the inland property boundary a quality trail has been constructed which connects to the government wharf. It’s an easy walk to the government wharf and beyond to the hot springs.

For servicing most people are using water catchment systems for domestic water. But at the government wharf there is a hand pump to obtain fresh water to get you started. As your construction progresses a septic system should be installed. With modern day technology you can have the comforts of home in this fantastic environment from alternative power generation sources and building design.

There is good cell phone service to stay connected.

For the price this is incredible value as an investment but the true value will come from its use with family and friends.

Location :

40 kms northwest of Tofino, British Columbia.
Access : The property is water or air access only from Tofino to Hot Springs Cove located on the Openit Peninsula. There are charter companies based in Tofino for both means of access. Private craft can also depart from Tofino. Please contact Listing broker to make arrangements. There are 3 flights daily from Tofino to Hot Springs Cove.
Improvements : None
Services : None
Recreation : A mecca for the outdoor enthusiast, the area is extremely rich for outdoor adventure. Site seeing, fishing, kayaking, whale watching, surfing, beach combing and at the end of the day relax in the nearby hot springs.
Area Data : Hot Springs Cove

A short walk from the property is Hot Springs Cove, an awesome hot spring still enjoyable in its natural state, located in Maquinna Provincial Park at the northern end of Clayoquot Sound. The boiling spring water bubbles up from deep in the earth and cascades down a small cliff into a series of natural layered rock pools, cooled by the incoming Pacific Ocean surf, each pool slightly cooler than the one above it. At high tide the surf surges up into the two lower pools creating a unique blend of hot and cool water. This tidal action also flushes the pools twice daily, so they are always noticeably clean. The spring water is very hot (47 degrees Celcius, 117 degrees Fahrenheit), and is clear with just a faint smell and taste of sulphur.

For the few that can stand the intense heat, a natural shower underneath the waterfalls is simply awesome! Let your tensions evaporate with the steam, at any time of the year. Rejuvenate your soul in these wonderfully scenic surroundings. Soaking in the rocky pools with a mountain rising overhead is a magical experience.

This soothing, natural wonder is open year-round and is accessible only by air or by sea (one-hour water taxi ride from Tofino). The hot springs are reached by an easy hike on a 2-km attractive wooden boardwalk trail from the dock. A selection of transport packages is offered out of Tofino, combining aerial sightseeing, camping, whale watching and kayaking with the magical experience of a mineral steam bath surrounded by old-growth rain forest.

Hot Springs Cove is a refreshing stop for kayakers paddling through the Flores and Vargas Islands, and for those seeking a less strenuous visit, accommodation can be sought at a nearby lodge operated by the Hesquiat First Nations.

Guests of the lodge are permitted access to the two-mile, well-marked, wilderness trail to Tsamata Beach, to spend time strolling through the uncut forest and exploring the undisturbed shoreline. There are huge ancient cedars, towering Douglas firs, and spruces, some draped with Spanish moss. The air is thick and humid, and everything is lush, damp, green and growing.

Hot Springs Cove is a very popular attraction on the west coast, so a visit during fall and winter will provide more privacy. The mineral water sustains numerous micro-organisms that could affect your eyes, ears and throat, and protective footwear is recommended in the rock pools - rubber-soled aquashoes are best. Bathing suits are not always worn.

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. Camping is not permitted on the peninsula portion of the park where the hot springs are located. Wilderness camping is permitted in the remainder of the park. A private campground, operated by the Hesquiat First Nation, is located just north of the government dock.


Tofino and Ucluelet are two gems secluded on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia, Canada. At Tofino's doorstep is the Clayoquot Sound region, a world UNESCO biosphere reserve. This area boasts one of British Columbia's most prized nature reserves, Pacific Rim National Park. Tofino offers the best way to experience BC's pristine wilderness first hand.

Over the winter months, storm watching is popular. You will find competitive rates on accommodation during these quieter months. We recommend you reserve accommodations well in advance of Tofino's busy summer months. Planning ahead will ensure you find the cabin, condo, vacation rental, or resort suitable to your needs. Tofino offers a variety of outdoor activities for visitors. Whale watching, hiking, surfing, hot springs excursions and beach combing are just a few popular activities at Tofino's doorstep.
Zoning : Seasonal Cottage (SC) District

Web Link to Alberni-Clayoquot Zoning Bylaws (Pages 42-43)

Web Link Building Permit Application

Taxes : $532.02 (2009)
Listing # : 12068
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