Sandwell

About the Park

An 800-meter walking trail leads from the parking lot to the picnic area on the sandy beach at Lock Bay. The final portion of the trail to the beach is very steep and slippery. Visitors should use caution and wear proper footwear.

 

There are picnic tables, pit toilets and an information shelter.

 

At low tide, visitors can walk down the beach to view a prehistoric petroglyph carved into the sandstone rocks, east of the day-use area. This site is only accessible at low tide.

 

Picnicking

There are only a couple of tables available within this park, but also many other places to sit by the water and enjoy a casual picnic.

 

Camping

There is no camping permitted in this park.

 

Fires

There are no fires allowed in this park.

 

Location

The park is located on Strand Road, approximately 10 km from the ferry terminal. Take North Road and turn left on Barrett Road, following park directional signs.

 

Nearby Parks

Other parks on the island are Drumbeg Provincial Park and Gabriola Sands Provincial Park.

 

 

For further information, visit www.bcparks.ca