Secret Beaches of Southern Vancouver Island: Qualicum to the Malahat by Theo DombrowskiSecret Beaches of Southern Vancouver Island: Qualicum to the Malahat by Theo Dombrowski

Secret Beaches of Southern Vancouver Island: Qualicum to the Malahat

byTheo Dombrowski

Paperback | March 29, 2010

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This is your guide to dozens of spectacular and often hidden beaches on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island between Qualicum and the Malahat. While some of them are well used by people living nearby, many are virtually impossible to find without combing through official maps and back-road guides. From tiny rocky coves to broad sandy beaches, these public-access spots are enormously diverse.

Just as important as finding these spots is knowing what to expect. Thus each location is accompanied by detailed information that any beach explorer should know before setting out. Is the beach a few level steps from a vehicle or down a high, steep bank? Is the beach suitable for children? Large groups? Kayakers?

All of these questions and many more are answered in this book, which includes Theo's hand-drawn maps, photographs and artwork.

  • Watch sea lions in the winter (Higginson Road)
  • Paint one of the few great views of Mt. Arrowsmith—go before noon for dramatic light (Rowland Road)
  • Head to the most child-friendly beach between Crofton and the Malahat (Cherry Point Nature Park)
  • Splash and swim in warm water over sand (Benwalden Road)

Refresh your pleasure in the shore and head out to picnic, play, launch kayaks, watch winter storms or just enjoy the waves.

Theo Dombrowski is a retired teacher who was involved for many years in international education, primarily at Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific outside Victoria, BC. A writer, photographer and artist, he has a PhD in English and spent many years teaching literature and writing. He studied drawing and painting at the Banff School...
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Title:Secret Beaches of Southern Vancouver Island: Qualicum to the MalahatFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:March 29, 2010Publisher:Heritage House PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1894974972

ISBN - 13:9781894974974

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