|Halfmoon Bay and Secret Cove|
Halfmoon Bay lies along the waterfront starting about 10 km
north of Sechelt. It stretches from the Welcome Woods area at the
south end of Redrooffs Road to the Bay itself at the north end of Redrooffs.
Secret Cove is technically part of Halfmoon Bay, but is usually referred
to by its own name. To reach Secret Cove from Sechelt, you would stay
on the highway, bypassing Redroofs Road, and turn left further north.
Halfmoon Bay is also home to Conner Park in Welcome Woods (which features walking and mountain biking trails) and Cooper's Green further north (which is popular with divers, and has a grassy picnic area, a rocky beach, and a boat launch). At the north end of Redrooffs, signposts direct you to the Halfmoon Bay General Store, with its photogenic vintage building. Next door to the store is a bakery and deli, and a short walk away is the pier with a government dock.
If you stay on the highway, instead of taking Redrooffs Road, you will pass Trout Lake. This lake gets warm in the summer, making it a great place to take the kids for a swim. It is also stocked with fish for fishing.
Further north, Secret Cove has several marinas, where you can rent boats or catch a water taxi to lovely Thormandby Island for a day on a sandy beach. Or visit Smuggler's Cove, for a hike which takes you along a flat wide trail, past a marsh on a wooden boardwark, and then around a small spit of land with views into the Cove and out to the islands in Georgia Strait.