Hopkins Landing Beach
Hopkins Landing is a short walk from the Langdale ferry terminal and a lovely place to spend a sunny afternoon while visiting BC’s http://www.TravelInBC.com/SunshineCoast.cfm . There is a park bench out on the dock which stretches far enough out into Howe Sound, that you get the feeling you are actually out on the water. You can gaze back at the public beach that stretches 5 km all the way into http://www.TravelInBC.com/Gibsons.cfm . You can sit, relax and listen to the birds and the constant ebb and flow of the tide.
In the summer, this is a popular swimming spot and dock for both recreational purposes and for those who live on the nearby islands. It is a very walkable stretch of beach with lots of driftwood for a campfire. At low tide, a person can walk the entire 5 km into town along the beach. However, there is a stretch of rocky area at the base of Soames Hill which is impassable at higher tide levels and you have to detour up to the main road for a short stretch.
The view is simply wonderful. You face the North Shore Mountains which are snow-capped except for the height of summer. The view constantly changes as the snow levels creep up and down the mountains. It is interesting to watch the white blanket make its way lower down the mountain after a storm system, only to recede to higher elevations after a few sunny days.
In between Hopkins Landing and the mountains is the deep blue water of Howe Sound and its many islands. Grace Island is very small and is the closest. Gambier Island is just behind it. Keats Island and http://www.TravelInBC.com/BowenIsland.cfm are to your right. There is always a boat to watch traversing the channel. The Queen of Surrey makes its way back and forth from Langdale to Horseshoe Bay carrying residents and visitors to and from the http://www.TravelInBC.com/SunshineCoast.cfm . Log booms and barges make their way to the nearby Howe Sound Pulp and Paper mill. Sailboats and other pleasure craft dot the water on a sunny day.
Hopkins Landing, simply a wonderful spot to enjoy some of the stunning views and natural environment of the http://www.TravelInBC.com/SunshineCoast.cfm .