Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park, Halfmoon Bay

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82 reviews
  • August 15, 2017
    Beautiful hike starting through a marsh and ending up at the ocean. Small information panels throughout talking about the history of the cove. Very nice!  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Enjoyed a lovely hike into Smuggler Cove. Well marked trail and enough points to view from to satisfy the average hiker. The only drawback is the apparent accepted norm for some people to treat the tr...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    I loved going there. Not much of a hike there are a few stairs but you do have to time the tide just right to go see the caves!!! We got there at half tide so we're didn't get to go in the caves but I...  more »
  • March 16, 2017
    A beautiful park with amazing views and easy trails. Main trail is very well groomed and easy to walk (possible to even push a more rugged stroller/buggy/wheelchair on it). Beyond the main trail (where you need to go for the really good views) the trail transitions to a more moderate walk on an established trail. Can be muddy and rocks/roots can be slippery in the rain. Walked every inch of trail in the park (with lots of stops to enjoy the scenery/relax as well a explore some of the rocky islands) and was back to my car in about 1.5 - 2 hours - very easy to explore in a short amount of time while traveling through. Definitely worth a visit if you are on the Sunshine Coast. One of my new favourite places..
  • July 8, 2017
    Easy hike through a bog, along the ocean, and through the rainforests. Beautiful. Has some mosquitoes near the bog, but otherwise really nice trail. It's interesting to read about the history of the area on the placards along the trail, like why it's called smuggler cove.
  • July 3, 2017
    Very cool wooded park with rocky outcroppings. Water is teaming with starfish and other sea creatures. A bit of a hike but not strenuous. Not accessable for those with disabilities.
  • April 18, 2017
    Easy walk thru the woods and over marshes. Easy marked trails. Beautiful and scenic view points. Might catch a bald eagle perched on a tree as we did.
  • June 14, 2017
    One of our favorite parks in the world. It's so pretty, peaceful and just life giving. It's a real gem!

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