Blind Bay Oceanfront Acreage, Nelson Island, BC
- Sold on 2013-09-11
- Property AddressBlind Bay Oceanfront Acreage, Nelson Island, BC, Canada
- TypeOceanfront Acreage
- BedroomsTrailer Included
Blind Bay Oceanfront Acreage, Nelson Island, BC, Canada
10 acres, 1,300 ft. of premium low bank western exposed ocean front property. Situated in Blind Bay on Nelson Island within 2 ½ hours from Vancouver. RV situated on site, cleared / flat lawn area is ideal and build ready.
10 acres of premium low bank oceanfront property with roughly 1,300 feet of waterfront. The property has excellent sun exposure and faces west capturing stunning sunsets. The view from the property is expansive which looks out over Blind Bay and Hardy Island.
The property has an expansive lawn area that is perfectly flat and is the ideal space to site a new cabin. As a starter there is a newer RV situated on site.
Zoning permits up to 4 dwellings which is ideal for extended family or friends to share the property with.
A dock needs to be installed however a 50ft. aluminum ramp is situated on shore and is ready to be installed. The moorage for the property is good deep water and sheltered. There is also a landing area which is perfect for launching a boat or bringing in equipment or supplies.
Blind Bay is recreational hot spot. Some property owners have made significant investments in development of their properties to create all the comforts of home in this well sought after area.
Above the natural beauty and abundant recreational activities for young and old at your door step, proximity to Vancouver and easy access are contributing factors that make the area popular. By boat from Vancouver the property is reachable within approximately 2 ½ hours. Supplies, building materials, labour all major services are provided through the community of Powell River which is easily accessible from the property within 30 minutes.
The area is popular for kayaking, fishing and watching the many seals, sea lions and vast variety of land and sea birds. Swimming is excellent with summer water temperatures normally in the low 70's. Blind Bay is well known for excellent oyster and clam beds with good prawning virtually at your doorstep.
|Location :||This oceanfront property is located on Nelson Island in the highly sought after Blind Bay area on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.|
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|Recreation :||Nelson Island is a Mecca for marine recreational activity. Boating, fishing, kayaking, scuba diving, site seeing, 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.|
|History :|| 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 Hidden Basin, the area has a lot to offer boaters.
Nelson Island offers several beaches, sandstone cliffs and inter-tidal pools. This is also a place rich with relics telling the history of the Sunshine Coast. From aboriginal rock paintings to abandoned logging camps and washed-up shipwrecks, this island, as isolated as it seems, tells the story of hundreds of years of civilization on the Sunshine Coast.
Nelson Island was once a busy place. A granite quarry opened on the island in 1887 by Chandler and Sons and its stone was used to build the B.C. Legislature in Victoria, The Empress Hotel, The Vancouver Law Courts, Victory Square and the library at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Nelson Island rests at the heart of the sublimely scenic Sunshine Coast, at the confluence of Jervis Inlet, Malaspina Strait and the Agamemnon Channel. Nelson Island and its tiny twin, Hardy Island, are somewhat well-kept secrets in the kayaking community.
The islands have an array of marine and wildlife. Visitors can expect to see seal colonies, sea lions, river otters, bald eagles. Depending on the season, they may even glimpse the dorsal fins of a migrating orca pod.
Hardy and Nelson Island are 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.
Nelson Island is defined by Hotham Sound, Agammemnon Channel, and Malaspina Strait near Pender Harbour, British Columbia. It is largely depopulated and forested, the hilly island is quite remote. Lakes and large mountainous hills define the layout. Hardy Island sits alongside Nelson Island with Blind Bay in between the two. Log booms and granite quarries featured on the island. There were once a few homesteads, and now summer cabins. Harry Roberts, namesake to Roberts Creek, Sechelt, built a sawmill in Sechelt which provided lumber for most of the new houses in the area and for the government wharf, and timbers for the 13 bridges necessary to construct Lower Road. He was well-known for his unique house and boat designs - much of the lumber he produced was used in their construction. He also built and furnished small cottages to rent to vacationers and eventually subdivided as the demand for land grew.
In 1923, Harry leased out his mill and store and moved with his family to a retirement home on Nelson Island in 1929. The house he built here, called Sunray, was a charming cottage with south-facing walls of glass. It still stands in its idyllic cove at Cape Cockburn. It was Harry who originated the term Sunshine Coast. He painted a huge sign, visible from the ocean, on the side of the steamer company's freight shed near his Roberts Creek store.
|Legal :|| Lot 1, District Lot 6126, Plan BCP39560, Group 1, New Westminster District
|Taxes :||$2,232.03 (2013)|
|Listing # :|| 13216
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