Swimming and Beaches
We hope you brought your swimsuit! There are lots of places to swim here on the Coast, both indoors and out. (And, yes, there are several places in Sechelt where you can buy a swimsuit if you need to.)
Up and down the Coast, you'll find countless beaches where you can indulge in a saltwater swim, with several beaches in and near Sechelt. These include Trail Bay and Davis Bay on the Georgia Straight, and Porpoise Bay in sheltered Sechelt Inlet. There is also fresh-water swimming in Trout Lake, just north of Sechelt, and indoor swimming at our wonderful new recreation centre, in the heart of Sechelt, just steps from the Visitor Centre.
Many of our beaches are pebble beaches. If sand is important to you, try the South end of Davis Bay Beach, or Porpoise Bay Provincial Park. Or visit the stunning beaches of Thormanby Island (pictured below). The only overnight accommodation available on Thormanby is beachfront camping, but Thormanby can be reached by water taxi from Secret Cove and makes a great day trip from Sechelt.
Download a copy of the District of Sechelt Beach Access Guide (PDF).
Swimming in Davis Bay
Beach on the West Side of Thormanby Island
(The east side is just as nice!)