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An Outstanding Cortes Island Oceanfront Acreage
This is a true gem – a picturesque and diverse island acreage in an amazing location. The property is undeveloped and in its natural state, offering approximately 1700ft of primarily low-bank oceanfront on 44.65 acres, with an array of features, from rock outcrops to protected bays with lovely sand and gravel beaches at low tides. The property is nicely protected from extreme weather and ideal to accommodate private moorage.
The upland is fully forested in mature, second growth forest with some ancient old growth trees. In addition to the beautiful low-bank frontage with its tranquil coves, further upland is a mix of flat lands within rock outcrops and ravines covered with natural indigenous fauna. Some of the elevations reach approximately 200ft. There are two small creeks on the property each entering the ocean at the head of the two bays.
Access by land originates off of Whaletown Rd. Vehicles can access through a neighbouring property, by registered easement on title, to a designated parking area approx. 60 metres from the property. From the parking area there is a walking access path to the property. This rare acreage can be appreciated by not only island and nature lovers but also by those who are conservation-minded.
There are conservation covenants on this property as well as on the adjoining 100 acres in two titles to the south-east. The covenants are intended to help preserve the land and limit development in perpetuity.
Cortes Island has a population of around 1000 people. A relaxed rural lifestyle is evident throughout. Amenities and services include general stores, fuel services, seasonal restaurants, a public school (K-9) and a medical clinic. The island provides sandy beaches, gorgeous lakes and miles of shoreline to explore.
The Discovery Islands are considered a major gateway to the very popular Desolation Sound region. For the outdoor enthusiast it is one of the best jumping off points for a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, prawning, kayaking and hiking.
Access to Cortes Island is a 45-minute trip via regularly scheduled ferry service from Heriot Bay on Quadra Island. Quadra Island is a short 10-minute ferry ride from Campbell River. During the summer months there is also regular float plane service from Vancouver and Seattle directly into Cortes Bay.