Armstrong Point overlooks the islets near Coal Island and the Shell Islands. This headland separates Roberts Bay from Tseham Harbour. There are several beach access points that are easily explored by foot.
Leave your car near Resthaven Park and walk southeast along the sidewalk past the condominium and toward the convenience store located on Harbour Road. Follow Harbour Road to explore the shops, marinas, and boat yards. There are some excellent stores and restaurants along this road. There is also a Mountain Redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum) tree, a Sidney tree of significance near 2320 Harbour Road.
Continue your walk to the end of Harbour Road or turn onto Bowden Road to connect with All Bay Road. Both Harbour Road and Bowden Road terminate with a public beach access point. Harbour Road beach access overlooks the entrance to Tseham Harbors and the breakwater of Van Isle Marina that extends off Thumb Point. It is an excellent place to view the yachts that transit Tseham Harbour. Bowden Road’s public beach access overlooks Roberts Bay Bird Sanctuary, a protected area since 1931. Roberts Bay is home to many birds and animals. It is also used by migratory birds and is a good place to observe both local and traveling birds.
Continue along All Bay Road and walk along to reach Armstrong Point. Watch for the beach access signs at Bowden Road, Lyme Grove and Big Rock. Make room for cars as there is no sidewalk along this part of All Bay Road.
Give yourself at least 30 minutes to walk the Armstrong Point area; more time if you want to enjoy the boats, eateries and shops along the way. The bus that travels along Resthaven Drive can drop you off near Resthaven Park.