Take pleasure in the sparkling waters and small islets off Swartz Head from this beach access point. You can also watch the BC Ferries and private yachts navigate the waters of Colburne Passage. Often there are seals, river otters, Great blue herons, cormorants and other sea birds on the small islets and the larger Musclow Islet. The natural and rough trail to the shore line is short.
Geographic location: N48° 41’ 9” W123° 24’ 06”
You can get to Swartz Head Beach Access by traveling north on Pat Bay Highway (#17). Before you reach ferry terminal follow the signs to the right that lead to Lands End Road. Continue through the traffic light on to Dolphin Road. The chainlink fence for the ferry terminal will be on the left as will the Swartz Bay government dock. Follow Dolphin Road as it curves and narrows then turn right onto Gullhaven Road. Look for roadside parking at the foot of the road to walk to the seaside.