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Morning Beach Denman Island

Morning Beach Park

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Morning Beach Park - Explore Deserted Sand Islands

Hike, Beach
45 min - 2 hrs
0.5-5 km (0.3-3 mi)


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Morning Beach Park is a unique experience due to the fact that you can venture north to the Sandy Islands during low tide. How often do you get to say I walked to an island?

Morning Beach on Denman Island

Denman Island is a Northern Gulf island with a flourishing arts scene, a picturesque natural environment, and plenty of activities for the active visitor or quiet recreation.

Do you want to discover incredible parks, outstanding artists or take in the stress-free atmosphere with meditation, yoga, Tai Chi classes? Denman Island has something for everyone!

Morning Beach is located on the Northeast side of Denman Island. To reach the Steep Komas Bluffs take a 15 min drive from the ferry down a paved road that turns into gravel and ends with scenic views of the Coast Mountains. Picnic tables are available at the top of the stairs, along with a viewing stand and interpretive signs.

Take the staircase down and walk along the beach during low tide, exploring driftwood, sea life, tide pools, and sandy beaches.

A great place to beachcomb with family, and if you are feeling adventurous at low tide, head out to an island or two.

Parking: There is no designated parking lot. Park along the road.

Amenities: Plan ahead. There isn’t much here for amenities.

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How to get to Morning Beach

  • 19A to Buckle Bay Ferry
  • Short Ferry across to Baynes Sound. Once on the island, Head northeast on Denman Rd for 500m
  • Turn left on NW rd for 6.7km right until the end, where it will turn to The Point Road for 1.6km until it ends.
  • There is no parking designated parking lot, but roadside parking is allowed.

Beautiful spot. A bit of a drive on a gravel road, then a short walk to steep stairs. Once on the beach, one could walk for hours around the point and, at low tide, to Sandy Island. Lovely views in every direction.

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There are about 110 steps.

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