Very affordable leasehold oceanfront with marketable product. Just produce and sell $2,500 of product per year to keep the farm status and enjoy the recreational benefits. The deep water and beach oyster tenures are in prime shellfish growing areas.
This leasehold shellfish tenure and license of occupation boarders the Desolation Sound Marine Park’s SW boundary and is situated directly west of the entrance to Grace Harbour Provincial Marine Park. It is located only minutes by boat from the government Wharf in Okeover. The dock for this property is in a protected bay with deep water making this property particularly attractive as a seasonal outpost for yachtsmen owning up to 50ft deep-draft vessels. The 500 sq ft cottage is rustic but could be upgraded for a permanent residence. Two sources of water are available; a seasonal creek which is used to fill a reservoir and a year round spring for which provincial water licence and has been issued to the upland property.
The property is owned by The Crown with a renewable licence of occupation. The deep water and beach oyster tenures are prime shellfish growing areas which could produce significant revenue for a scaled-up aquaculture venture. Currently the harvestable product vale is estimated to be in the range of $25 K however with the 4 rafts in production, over $100,000 of gross revenue could be realized.
The current approved management plan would permit significant expansion. But the buyer who wants a very small scale farm needs only to sell $2,500 of product per year to keep farm status, and could look at contracting out the farming side of things.
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Summer activities range from hiking or biking into Theodosia Valley, swimming and beach combing, boating and observing loons, herons, bald eagles and marbled murrelets in Okeover, Lancelot & Theodosia Inlet.
One of the best-kept secrets of Desolation Sound is Okeover Arm. Situated at the start of Desolation Sound, the warm waters of Okeover inlet are a haven for wilderness kayaking, canoeing and sailing. These inviting waters are also home to a large mariculture industry, in particular oysters and clams.
Okeover Arm Provincial Park is located on Okeover Arm, a long neck of water along the east side of the Malaspina Peninsula on the northern Sunshine Coast. Visitors and paddlers will enjoy the 4-hectare park's waterfront setting and small campground. There are hiking trails that wind through lightly forested uplands, and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy swimming, fishing, diving and boating.
The park is the choice of paddlers intent on exploring Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park, BC's largest marine park, and is also an ideal launching spot for kayakers who plan to paddle the sheltered waters of the Malaspina Inlet.
Divers can explore the Okeover Caves on the east side of Okeover Arm. The sheer rock wall descends straight down; there are two caves, the deeper is at 27 to 30 metres. There are facilities for divers in Lund that include dive-kayak rentals, charters and air fills.
This park offers 14 vehicle accessible campsites and 4 tent only sites on a first-come, first-served basis - campsite reservations are not accepted. The 14 vehicle accessible sites are open seasonally and the 4 tent only sites are open all year. Except in the busiest summer months, you'll probably have your choice of any of the walk-in sites in the forest beside Okeover Arm.
Part of the campsite and day use area is situated on a traditional Sliammon Fist Nations archeological site. There are interpretive signs explaining the significant aspects of the site.
Although this park does not have a boat launch, there is a boat launch immediately adjacent to the park. Please note that the boat launch is only recommended for use during high tides and with 4 wheel drive vehicle.
The fishing in the surrounding is excellent and there are many local charter fishing boats eager to prove it. Not interested in fishing? Head out on the boat for a day trip and explore the Copeland Islands Provincial Marine Park or the spectacular sights of world famous Desolation Sound Provincial Marine Park.
Kayaking in the area is very rewarding, especially around the bays and islets of the nearby Copeland Islands Provincial Marine Park, a group of pristine islands situated north of the Lund Harbour. The sea life is abundant with seals, fish, sea stars, water fowl and the occasional whale. Watch for bald eagles too.
Or snorkel, swim or sunbathe from the sandy shores of tropical Savary Island which is just minutes away by water taxi. The unpaved roadways, winding trails and friendly islanders make it a relaxing place to bike or hike.
The nearby Sunshine Coast Trail offers great scenic hikes. It begins at Sarah Point, near the mouth of Okeover Inlet and ends in Saltery Bay at the southern end of the Malaspina Peninsula. Accessible from several points along the route, hikers can plan short day hikes, overnight hikes or longer multi-day hikes. It is strongly suggested that you obtain information about the trail (ie: water, private property, wildlife, etc) before hiking any sections.
Read Island Provincial Park is located on the southern tip of Read Island, immediately west of the Rendezvous Islands. The 639-hectare park encompasses old-growth forest, bog, fertile lowland and productive second growth forest. Wildlife is abundant in the park, and camping, hiking, kayaking and swimming at Rosen Lake are amongst the recreational opportunities. Access to this remote and wilderness area is by boat and kayak from Heriot Bay on Quadra Island. The shoreline of Read Island is mostly steep and rocky, but there are a few locations for landing small boats and hauling kayaks out. There are no facilities available in the park.
Desolation Sound Marine Park possesses a magical magnetism that draws boaters and paddlers from distant shores. Popular anchorages include Prideaux Haven, Tenedos Bay, and Grace Harbour, and plenty of isolated bays and campsites can be found throughout Desolation Sound's more than 37 miles (60 km) of coastline.
A short distance from Okeover you will find the historic community of Lund, established in 1899. Lund was named after a town in Sweden by the Thulin Brothers who started to build the hotel, which is still in use today. Recently the hotel has changed ownership and has recently seen a major renovation. For most of the early years Lund served as a port for fisherman. Today Lund thrives on its attraction from tourists seeking the neighbouring Gulf Islands and marine park.
BCLF Lic #2401556
Aquaculture Licence 111384
That part of District Lot 7140 Group 1 New Westminster District.
Containing 4.19 hectares.
BCLF Lic #0349579
Aquaculture Licence 236260
Unsurveyed Crown foreshore or land covered by water, being part of the foreshore of Malaspina Inlet, Group 1, New Westminster District.
Containing 7.74 hectares
BCLF Lic #2401816
Aquaculture Licence 111474
District lot 4935, group 1, New Westminster District
Containing 0.12 hectares
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