Nelson Island Oceanfront Acreage & Cabin for sale: 2 bedroom 840 sq.ft. (Listed 2017-07-10)


10 Acre Oceanfront in Cockburn Bay, Nelson Island, BC

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  • Sold on 2017-09-06
  • Property Address10 Acre Oceanfront in Cockburn Bay, Nelson Island, BC, Canada
  • TypeOceanfront Acreage & Cabin
  • Living Area840 sq.ft.
  • Lot Size Area10 acres
  • Bedrooms2

10 Acre Oceanfront in Cockburn Bay, Nelson Island, BC, Canada


Western exposed with protected deep water moorage potential. The property is nicely forested with a small creek running through it. Close proximity to Pender Harbour and Saltery Bay and surrounded by recreation.

Cockburn Bay is completely protected and accessible at all tides making this a great location for a recreational property. The property is easily accessed from Pender Harbour or Saltery Bay, both 20-25 minute boat rides away. The surrounding waters are excellent for fishing, prawning, kayaking or boating.

The internal road network on Nelson Island is within very close proximity to this property and it provides access to Roberts Beach, lakes and many other parts of the Island. This is ideal if you are a hunter or like to explore.

The property is nicely forested and includes a small 840 ft2 rustic cabin built in 1970 that has not been habited in many years. It also includes a dock and ramp that is in need of replacement or repair. There is a nice creek that runs through the centre of the property into the ocean. There are a few well-built recreational homes built in Cockburn Bay as it is a desired location on the West side of Nelson Island. Please contact Jamie or Jason to arrange a viewing today!

Location : Cockburn Bay is on the West side of Nelson Island. 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 2.5 hours by boat or 15 minutes by sea plane. The closest access points are from Pender Harbour to the South or Saltery Bay to the North both only short 20-25 minute boats ride away.
Improvements : 840 ft2 cabin with 2 bedrooms.
Recreation : 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.
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. It 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 BC 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 and kelp beds teeming with benthic fauna. Depending on the season, they may even glimpse the dorsal fins of a migrating orca pod.

Nelson Island is defined by Hotham Sound, Agammemnon Channel, and Malaspina Strait near Pender Harbour, BC. It is largely depopulated and forested, and 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 are featured on the island.

Harry Roberts, the namesake to Roberts Creek in 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, and 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.

Zoning : RU2
Legal : Block 2 DL 3793 & 6205 Plan 18098
PID 007-234-031
Taxes : $883.80 (2016)
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 49°41'1.76"N and 124°11'6.05"W


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