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    80 Acre Oceanfront - Green Bay, Nelson Island

    Sunshine Coast & Howe Sound Listing No. 21059

    1,400 ft of southern exposed oceanfront located in a protected bay within close proximity to Pender Harbour and Egmont. Zoning allows for 3 homes and auxiliary dwelling. It is rare to find an oceanfront that backs onto a small private lake.


    Price
    $724,500

    Size
    80.3 acres ~ 1,400± ft oceanfront

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    Description

    Stunning 80.3 acre oceanfront property at an affordable price located in Green Bay on Nelson Island. Green Bay is completely protected and only minutes by boat from Pender Harbour or Egmont. There is water taxi service from both Pender Harbour and Egmont. You could also keep your boat in one of the many marinas in Pender Harbour or Egmont.

    The property has 1,400 feet of southern exposed frontage with expansive views of Green Bay and Agamemnon Channel. The property has subdivision potential and there are many building sites to choose from. Current zoning allows for three single family dwellings and one auxiliary dwelling unit.

    It is rare to find an oceanfront property that backs onto a small private lake. Call to book your appointment to view today!

    Location

    Green Bay, Nelson Island

    Access

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    Area Data

    Nelson Island

    Nelson Island is located in the Sunshine Coast region of the South Coast region of British Columbia. It is surrounded by Hotham Sound, Agamemnon Channel and Malaspina Strait. The closest communities are Pender Harbour and Egmont, both on the Sechelt Peninsula.

    The island is mostly forested, although there are some clear cut areas inland. Lakes and large mountainous hills define the geography. Hardy Island sits alongside Nelson Island with Blind Bay in between the two. Logging operations and granite quarries were early features of the island, and many buildings in BC were built out of Nelson Granite, including the Parliament Buildings in Victoria.

    There were once a few homesteads and small logging operations, most of which are now summer cabins. As a consequence, the permanent population is quite small.

    Pender Harbour

    Pender Harbour is a harbour on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, on the east side of Malaspina Strait. The harbour is an intricate amalgam of bays and coves that encroach inland for 5 kilometres and provide over 60 kilometres of shoreline. Once a steamer stop, a fishing village and an important logging and medical waypoint, it is now an unincorporated community within the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD).

    Pender Harbour's population is under 3,000, with over 40% of the property owners being non-resident (one of them Joni Mitchell, since early 1970s). Pender Harbour includes the small villages of Madeira Park, Garden Bay, Irvine's Landing and Kleindale. You can view a portion of Pender Harbour from the shore at Irvine's Landing.

    Tourism is an important part of the local economy. The area has an arts community and several annual music festivals. It hosts the second-oldest May Day celebration in British Columbia and the biggest and longest-running downhill longboard race in Canada, Attack of Danger Bay.

    Recreation

    Nelson Island is a Mecca for marine recreational activity, including boating, fishing, kayaking, scuba diving, site seeing and swimming. It is characterised as one of BC’s popular outdoor playgrounds. Nelson Island is centered between some of BC’s best boating territories, Jervis Inlet, Princess Louisa Inlet, Thormanby Island and Desolation Sound Marine Park, just to name a few. There are endless amounts of shoreline to explore, but one does not have to venture any further than your own dock to catch your daily limit in prawns, crabs, oysters and clams.

    History

    Named after Viscount Horatio Nelson, the hero of the British navy, Nelson Island sits at the mouth of Jervis Inlet guarding the secrets of Prince of Wales Reach and Queens Reach. Famous with the yachting crowd for the scenery and anchorages in Blind Bay and Hidden Basin, the area has a lot to offer boaters.

    Nelson Island offers several beaches, sandstone cliffs and inter-tidal pools. It is also a place rich with relics telling the history of the Sunshine Coast. From aboriginal rock paintings to abandoned logging camps and washed-up shipwrecks, this island, as isolated as it seems, tells the story of hundreds of years of civilization on the Sunshine Coast.

    Nelson Island was once a busy place. A granite quarry was opened on the island in 1887 by Chandler and Sons and its stone was used to build the B.C. Legislature in Victoria, The Empress Hotel, The Vancouver Law Courts, Victory Square and the library at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

    Nelson Island rests at the heart of the sublimely scenic Sunshine Coast, at the confluence of Jervis Inlet, Malaspina Strait and the Agamemnon Channel. Nelson Island and its tiny twin, Hardy Island, are somewhat well-kept secrets in the kayaking community.

    Nelson and Hardy Islands have an array of marine and wildlife. Visitors can expect to see seal colonies, sea lions, river otters, bald eagles and kelp beds teeming with benthic fauna. Depending on the season, they may even glimpse the dorsal fins of a migrating orca pod.

    Nelson Island is defined by Hotham Sound, Agamemnon Channel and Malaspina Strait near Pender Harbour, British Columbia. This hilly island is largely depopulated and forested, and is quite remote. Lakes and large mountainous hills define the layout. Hardy Island sits alongside Nelson Island with Blind Bay in between the two. Log booms and granite quarries were featured on the island. There were once a few homesteads, and now summer cabins.

    Harry Roberts, namesake to Roberts Creek in Sechelt, built a sawmill in Sechelt which provided lumber for most of the new houses in the area and for the government wharf, as well as timbers for the 13 bridges necessary to construct Lower Road. He was well-known for his unique house and boat designs and much of the lumber he produced was used in their construction. He also built and furnished small cottages to rent to vacationers and eventually subdivided, as the demand for land grew.

    In 1923, Harry leased out his mill and store and moved with his family to a retirement home on Nelson Island in 1929. The house he built there, called Sunray, was a charming cottage with south-facing walls of glass. It still stands in its idyllic cove at Cape Cockburn. It was Harry who originated the term Sunshine Coast. He painted a huge sign, visible from the ocean, on the side of the steamer company's freight shed near his Roberts Creek store.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    49°42'43.65"N and 124° 5'14.89"W

    Services

    None.

    Improvements

    None.

    Tax Details

    $2,007.74 (2020)

    Zoning

    RU2 (Rural Resource)
    Sunshine Coast Regional District Zoning Bylaw No. 337.

    Additional zoning information can be found on the Sunshine Coast Regional District website.

    Legal

    Block A (Explanatory Plan 3068) District Lot 1020 Group 1 New Westminster District
    PID 015-963-047

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.