This is an easy hour's paddle from anywhere in Comox or Courtenay. Right beside Denman Island, on a tidal sandbar, sits a little piece of forested sand that everyone except the government calls Tree Island. They officially call it Sandy Island Marine Park. It’s very small, very pretty, and very popular, so be ready for a crowd on a nice day. You can camp there, but there's no fresh water on the island and fires are strictly forbidden. Some people light them anyway, so please give them a severe beating if you catch anybody doing it. There are lots of tidal flats at low tide so you can collect oysters when the shellfish closures aren't on. In fact, you can easily walk all the way to Denman at low tide.
Put in anywhere in the Comox estuary or go from the beach at Goose Spit for a shorter trip. Overnight parking isn't allowed there, so plan accordingly. Watch the south easterlies, since there's a fair bit of fetch for the waves to pick up over (winter especially). Currents aren't too bad, but can slow you down a fair bit if you time the tide wrong in the estuary.
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Posted By: Matthew21_2001
- Mon Jun 09 05:27:41 UTC 2014
QuestionHi there, we would like to come camping there some weekend and i have read you are not allowed fires but is that just wood burning fires? Can we use a propane fire pit? Thank you!ANSWERS are in this forum: Propane fire