Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Beachless in Bella Coola

It's a sad fact about Bella Coola, even though we live on an inlet connected to an ocean we are almost without accessible beaches.  The end of the inlet is an estuary and special for it's own qualities which estuaries offer, but it's not a place for a nice beach stroll or watching sunsets.  Most of the rest of the end of the inlet is either steep and deep or harbour or log storage area.

There is one tiny postage stamp size beach and it's really part of the estuary of Clayton Falls Creek estuary, but it's easily accessible and has about 20 metres of gravel and a nice view out over the inlet.  It's looked after as part of the Clayton Falls Recreation Site, operated by BC Hydro.  It's a really nice place to spend an afternoon and watch the seals and boat traffic.  It's also the only 'beach' we have.  Grizzly

1 comment:

  1. Hi Grizzly - so is the the only place to swim? I guess the lakes are swimable but very cold? Are there any safe river spots? Gilly