Cockburn Bay Oceanfront Acreage & 2 Homes:


150 Acre Oceanfront With 14 Acre Fresh Water Lake, Nelson Island, BC

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  • Sold on 2010-09-08
  • Property Address150 Acre Oceanfront With 14 Acre Fresh Water Lake, Nelson Island, BC, Canada
  • TypeOceanfront Acreage & 2 Homes

Cockburn Bay

150 Acre Oceanfront With 14 Acre Fresh Water Lake, Nelson Island, BC, Canada


1,700 ft. oceanfront, dock, deep water protected moorage. 1,000 sqft 2 bdrm + loft main cabin. On site water & power generation system. 10 mins. to mainland marina, 45 mins. to downtown Powell River. Subdivision potential.

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Block 1, District Lots 3793 and 6205, Land District 37, PID # 004-041-399


$2,896.41 (2007)




1000 square foot 2 bedroom plus loft main cabin, turbine house, storage sheds, and 80ft cement dock with ramp system.


150 acres of prime oceanfront in a completely protected bay. The property includes 1,700 feet of water frontage having low bank and deep water access on either side of a clam and oyster filled beach. The property is situated on the west coast of Nelson Island making it a mariner’s delight with calm protected waters, and an abundance of marine life. The exposure of this property gifts hours of sunshine and fantastic sunsets.

One of the main attributes is a 14 acre fresh water private lake with road access a five minute walk away. The lake is perfect for swimming in the summer and could be stocked with trout making it an anglers dream. Flow from the lake supplies the turbine power generation system, with some upgrades it could potentially service additional properties if a development were to occur. Current zoning permits 10 acre minimum averages. This truly is a unique piece of real estate with good subdivision potential.


Cockburn Bay, Nelson Island is located on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, approximately 80 miles North of Vancouver. This property is extremely easy to access, from Vancouver it takes 2 ½ hours by boat or 15 minutes by sea plane. If leaving by boat from Pender Harbour Marina it takes 25 minutes. The closest access point is 25 kilometres south of Powell River, Saltery Bay Marina, a short 15 minutes boat ride away.


West Coast of Nelson Island (Contact Listing Agent)


On site septic, water, power, satellite and cellular reception

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Named after Viscount Horatio Nelson, the hero of the British navy, Nelson Island sits at the mouth of Jervis Inlet guarding the secrets of Prince of Wales Reach and Queens Reach. Famous with the yachting crowd for the scenery and anchorages in Blind Bay and Telescope Pass, the area has a lot to offer. It is one of the few spots on the coast where you can feel the presence of the towering Coast Mountains while experiencing the expanse of the Strait of Georgia. It is a region with a mild, dry and semi-Mediterranean climate. A granite quarry opened on the island in 1887 and its stone was used to build the B.C. Legislature in Victoria and the library at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Powell River a full service community with a population of 22,000 is a year round sea to mountain recreation area. The regions recreational services include an 18 hole championship golf course, lawn bowling green, curling rink, a 16 lane Bowling alley, tennis courts, an all weather 400 meter track, as well as many baseball, fast ball, softball and soccer fields.

Miles of hiking trails lead to beautiful lookouts, waterfalls, or peaceful lakes which can be viewed along the 180 km Sunshine Coast Trail and numerous recreational areas can be reached by logging roads, owned by the logging companies. Boating and sports fishing are ardently pursued as all season sports. Marinas and Government docks are available to residents and visitors.

Powell River is known as the “HOT SPOT” for winter diving in North America. The “Mermaid” at Mermaid Cove in Saltery Bay Provincial Park is an extra special attraction. The area also has some of the largest Wolf eel and Octopus in the world. Canoeing may also be enjoyed on the quiet lakes of Powell River or you can take in the Powell Forest Canoe Route Circuit. Ocean canoeing and kayaking is very popular in Jervis Inlet, the Copeland Islands Marine Park, the Malaspina Inlet with Okeover Arm, and Desolation Sound. For all the nature lovers and sightseers, Powell River has many parks, viewpoints and beaches to explore, and the hiking club will help you take advantage of the many beautiful trails. Bird watching is also unprecedented.

Powell River has 5 major banks, newly constructed Hospital, Walmart, and Canadian Tire etc.


Nelson Island is a Mecca for marine recreational activity. Including boating, fishing, kayaking, scuba diving, site seeing, and swimming in an area characterised as one of BC’s popular outdoor playgrounds. Nelson Island is centered between some of BC’s best boating territories, Jervis Inlet and Desolation Sound Marine Park. There are endless amounts of shoreline to explore but one does not have to venture any further than your own dock to catch your daily limit in prawns, crabs, oysters and clams.

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