Imagine having the Pacific Ocean on your doorstep, a private yard shouldered by large fir trees, where you can enjoy the ocean from the living room couch, the sofa on the covered veranda, or sit at the edge of the property and watch all the action Mother Nature and the ocean brings: …amazing sunsets…sunrises…eagles…herons…seals, etc.. Adventure onto the sand during a lower tide and venture out onto the rocky shellfish reef for fresh oysters & clams. Or just wander along water's edge as the tide moves in and out feeling the restorative benefits of nature in all its splendor.
Winter time is a special time at the beach where major storms can arrive on a moments notice, with driving wind, sometimes rain, and often waves where a new occurrence has recently been taking place – some of the locals have taken up surfing. After every storm the beach always goes through dramatic change. Heavy lines of seaweed often embrace the shoreline. New driftwood comes ashore, and the sandy reefs shift yet again. No question with all these continuous changes, Kye Bay is a beautiful ocean paradise with plenty to explore and witness.
The cabin is bright and cheery and is fully equipped with a queen bed in the bedroom, and a full ensuite bath/shower . The living room has a queen sofa bed. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, utensils, pots & pans. It has high speed wifi, an Apple iPhone dock for music in the living room and a Bose speaker system in the bedroom that can run off your phone or laptop. It has a wood burning stove to create that cozy ambiance, luring you into opening up your favourite book, while cuddled up in an authentic Alpacha blanket. It's the perfect moment to unwind.
If you're interested in doing some exploring or other adventures, there is fantastic mountain biking in Cumberland, plus it’s a pretty cool little town to explore with a few cottage brewerys and interesting restaurants too. If you want to try out kite surfing or wind surfing, Goose Spit gets some amazing winds - you might even see some kite surfers here at Kye Bay too when the wind comes up. There's also an Airforce Museum that you can explore. If you heart is into cross country, snow shoeing or downhill skiing check out Mtn Washington about 40 minutes away – it gets more snow than the mountains on the mainland generally.
Getting to Kye Bay, Comox? There are a few options:
Air: Comox International Airport via Westjet, Air Canada, Swoop, Pacific Coastal
Sea: BC Ferries - Duke Point or Departure Bay Arrival
Land: 1 1/2 hour drive north of Nanaimo, and a 3 hour drive north of Victoria. For those driving from the North Island, the Comox valley is approximately a 2 hour drive from Port Hardy.