72 hours on the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is still a bit of a secret – endless stretches of craggy coastline, winding trails through verdant green forests, and a laid back vibe, called coastal time that compels you to slow down. But if all you’ve got is precious little time, how do you unlock this secret??  We’ve put together an interactive map and 15  great ideas for enjoying three very full days on the Sunshine Coast:
1. Get an early start on your getaway – take an early ferry – there’s less traffic in the morning and you’ve just added a few extra hours to your getaway. Once you’ve boarded the ferry head upstairs and enjoy the view. Snap off a few pictures like this as your ferry winds its way between several small islands.

2. Lunch & Exploring Old Gibsons Harbour/ 1:00  – as the ferry unloads break away from the pack of cars … Continue reading

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It’s so relaxing here you may not want to leave… a survival guide to staying at Coracle Cove

We’ve noticed that a lot of our guests don’t want to leave Coracle Cove once they’ve arrived. It’s quite understandable – it’s very relaxing here and the view’s not too bad either…

Winter Sunset on Four Mile Point

Choosing between the hot tub on the waterside deck and the big Adirondak chairs on the dock  may be the toughest decision you’ll make all day. It can get pretty comfortable, and like others you might want to just stay put… Continue reading

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15 things to do on the Sunshine Coast this summer

Does this incredible weather have you thinking about summer plans? Whether it’s a weekend getaway, or a full week of sheer bliss, there’s something on the Sunshine Coast for everyone, and every day. Here’s 15 great ideas to help with your summer planning and five more if you read through to the end of this blog.
15 things to do on the Sunshine Coast this summer

There’s over 100 km of coastline, including Georgia Strait, Sechelt Inlet, and its two inlets. The views are great, they never end, and the water is waiting to be explored. Continue reading

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Kayaking on Sechelt Inlet

Pedals & Paddles have been helping people get out on the water for over 20 years.  Their fabulous location on Lamb Bay, just 5-minutes away from Coracle Cove, is a perfect location to put in a kayak with its protected bay and several nearby islets to explore. Continue reading

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Where can I find great fish & chips on the Sunshine Coast ??

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Finding a good plate of fish & chips on the Sunshine Coast is relatively easy, but I’m searching for something great and that narrows the options.  So how do I define great?

The quality of the cooked fish and fries are obvious, but the ambience of the location, and then the price should be considered when choosing where to satisfy that elusive craving. Continue reading

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Walking Holidays on the Sunshine Coast – # 5 – The Sechelt Seawall

IMG_5365The seawall in front of Sechelt is one of my favourite walks and I visit it throughout the year. I captured this winter sunrise a few years ago and love its intense colours. Continue reading

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Coracle Cove – hot tub offers more than a great view

A recent Trip Advisor review for Coracle Cove was headlined “Best view from a hot tub in BC!”  We’ll let you look at the accompanying picture and you can judge for yourself, but as you read this blog, we hope that you’ll learn that there’s more to a good hot tub than a great view. Continue reading

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Searching for trolls along Chapman Creek

 

Brookman Park, SecheltLast winter, heavy rainfalls overloaded Chapman Creek, causing it to spill over its banks in some sections and washing out part of the trail. That section of the trail has now been bypassed, with a new pathway and a serious set of well constructed stairs leading back down to follow the creek.  While I was curious to see what had been done, I was even more interested in planning an adventure for my grandchildren, looking for trolls, hiding in the forest.

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The restaurants we enjoy in Sechelt

 

restaurants in the Sechelt areaSheila & I love to cook and when we go out for dinner the bar is always high.  The restaurants in this list are the ones that we enjoy, so we’re comfortable recommending them.   I’ve included TripAdvisor ratings to add a more measured perspective, but one mediocre review can often skew the results. So take the rankings with a grain of salt,  perhaps a good quality sea salt from the west coast of Sicily… 

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Hidden Grove – an amazing set of trails to explore just 5 minutes from Coracle Cove

How good is this… a walk through a beautiful forest and a chance to do some photography – sounds like the perfect outing for me!! Hidden Grove is just five minutes from Coracle Cove and I’ve been spending a lot of time there lately. Follow me for a map & pictures… Continue reading

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