Coastal village life: it might be something you think only exists in dreams. But there is a dream community that actually exists –Sechelt in beautiful British Columbia. There’s a reason everyone is clamouring to live on the Sunshine Coast!
There are many reasons to make the town of Sechelt home. The “Land Between Two Waters,” this bustling village offers something for everyone. If you’re considering purchasing a home in Sechelt, BC, you’re not alone!
You can download a town map of Sechelt here. Otherwise, keep reading to discover 5 reasons we think Sechelt makes such a great place to live.
Even in a part of the world renowned for its beaches, Sechelt stands out. Our little seaside town sits on a sandbar that separates the Sechelt Inlet from the beautiful Salish Sea. Not only will you be right on the beach, but you’ll also be a quick drive from many other beautiful harbours and beaches.
Move to Sechelt, and we bet Davis Bay Beach in particular will become your go-to. Whether you want to windsurf, swim, beach-comb, watch the busy fisherman, or just enjoy the view, it’s a lovely place for everyone. It also boasts a lovely seawall, with a great place to get gelato located conveniently nearby.
It’s perhaps not surprising that an area so rich in natural beauty is also rich in local parks. In particular, Friendship Park is aptly named, given how friendly this community is. It’s got a sweet nautical-themed accessible playground that kids love, plus volleyball courts and a kayak launch.
Sechelt’s Waterfront Access
Speaking of kayak launches, Sechelt is a water-lover’s paradise. Here you’ll find a whopping 50 beach access locations, with more being developed and improved each year. Ranging from easy access to more difficult locations for the more adventurous, if you want ready access to the water, this is your spot.
Sechelt’s Small Business Support
Some people hear ‘small town’ and think that means a town with nothing going on. While that may be true in some cases, it couldn’t be further from the truth for Sechelt. That’s because Sechelt prides itself on its small business support, which helps create a thriving, fun-filled community with lots to explore.
For example, if you’re looking for a fun night out, we recommend El Segundo, just one of Sechelt’s many world class restaurants. And visiting Brickers Cider, a 5-acre farm and taproom in West Sechelt, is the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
If you’re in a shopping mood, we recommend Moorestock, which offers relaxed, Canadian-designed clothing and accessories for men, women, and children. And perhaps not surprisingly, Sechelt has a Farmer’ & Artisan’s Market that’s not to be missed. It’s actually the largest farmers market on the Sunshine Coast.
Sechelt’s Art Scene
Finally, don’t let Sechelt’s enviable laid-back vibes trick you into thinking it’s a sleepy town. Sechelt is very much thriving, thanks in part to its vibrant arts and culture scene. For example, it’s home to the Canada’s longest running summer writer’s festival, the Sunshine Coast Festival Of The Written Arts.
And don’t forget that all this culture comes in a safe, walkable community that’s close to Vancouver, making it easy to enjoy the best of both worlds.