Ah, Sechelt, BC. This bustling, walkable community is becoming an increasingly popular destination to visit and live on the famous Sunshine Coast. It’s not hard to see why.
The Town of Sechelt, known as the ‘Land Between Two Waters,’ has only 10,000 residents, so it offers the small-town community and connection, so many of us crave. Right on the ocean, it also boasts that laid-back, west coast vibe that makes the Sunshine Coast so appealing. And with Vancouver close by, as well as a new hospital and a vibrant arts and culture scene, residents have access to the best of both worlds.
If you’re considering purchasing a home in Sechelt, BC, here are 7 of the best things you’ll enjoy about living in this community.
The Best Things About Living in Sechelt
#1: Davis Bay Beach
Davis Bay Beach is what draws many people to Sechelt. It’s a wonderful place to watch fishermen and swimmers, go windsurfing or beachcombing, or just enjoy the stunning view.
Davis Bay Beach also offers a lovely seawall, perfect for morning runs and evening strolls (pro tip: treat yourself to a gelato while you walk). It also offers access to some hiking and biking trails for those who are a little more adventurous.
#2: Friendship Park
Of course, a town as open and welcoming would have a Friendship Park! With a nautical-themed accessible playground, it’s a popular destination for families. You’ll also find beach volleyball courts and a kayak launch here.
#3: El Segundo
The restaurant El Segundo is a standout in Sechelt’s thriving restaurant offerings. They say they’re “dedicated to making food that’s bold, fresh, vibrant and absolutely delicious – all in a sweet little space that’s primed for good vibe dining.”
We can speak to both the food, which is delicious and the space, which is fun, vibrant and comfortable. We also love that El Segundo features BC wines and a great selection of local beers and ciders. It’s definitely not to be missed (especially on Taco Tuesdays!)
#4: Brickers Cider
Speaking of local drinks, if you like cider, you’ll love Brickers Cider. Visit the 100% family-owned and operated 5-acre farm and taproom in West Sechelt, and you’ll be treated to delicious food and seasonal, small-batch cider, all with a view.
Sechelt offers plenty of top-notch, locally-owned shops, boutiques, and galleries. At the top of the list is Moorestock, which offers relaxed, comfortable and Canadian-designed clothing and accessories for men, women, and children. If you’re looking for authentic west coast style, come here.
#6: Sechelt Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market
Of course, no walkable community is complete without a farmers market, and Sechelt delivers. The Sechelt Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market is the largest outdoor market on the Sunshine Coast. Come for fresh produce and seafood, craft beer, baked goods, fresh-cut flowers, and plenty of crafts – rain or shine!
#7: Paddleboarding in Lambs Bay
Lambs Bay offers a beautiful beach, stunning views, and just about the best place around to go paddleboarding. If you don’t have your own paddleboard, not to worry – there’s plenty of rentals available.
Ultimately, Sechelt is a thriving community with something for everyone, making it great for young families, retirees, and everyone in between.