SHINGLE BEACH CAMPING
TEXADA ISLAND, BC
Welcome to Shingle Beach Recreation campsite, here you will find numerous camping sites, from the protected bluff Sunset Sites, offering famous West Coast Sunsets, to shaded trees in the Middle Sites and, Ocean View Sun Rise Sites looking out over the water!!!
Shingle Beach has 25 camping sites available:
2 Group Sites with Large Shelters,
4 Beach walk-in access only FCFS sites,
4 Drive-in access FCFS sites
3 Drive-in access double sites
14 Drive-in access single sites
The site is animal friendly, however all animals must remain on leash and owners must pick up after their animals.
Refusing to follow rules may have you kicked out without refund.
This is a wilderness Campsite:
- There is no drinking water
- No electricity
- No WIFI here
- No Garbage
- No Recycling
- No Laundry
- No Showers
- No Sanitation Dump
YOU MUST PACK OUT WHAT YOU PACK IN!!!
BC PROVINCE WIDE
NOW IN EFFECT
June 6, 2023
Ministry of Forests
BC Wildfire Service
Coastal Fire Centre Enacts Campfire Prohibition
PARKSVILLE – Effective at noon Pacific Daylight Time on Thursday, June 8, 2023, campfires will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre, except for the Haida Gwaii Forest District. This prohibition is being enacted to help prevent human caused wildfires and protect public safety.
These prohibitions apply to all public and private land within the Coastal Fire Centre jurisdiction, unless specified otherwise in an enactment (e.g., in a local government bylaw). Always check with local government authorities to see if any other burning restrictions are in effect. All categories of Open Fire use are still permitted in Haida Gwaii Forest District.
This prohibition will be in place until Tuesday, October 31, 2023, or until the order is rescinded.
On June 8, 2023 the types of open fires listed below are prohibited in the Coastal Fire Centre, with the exception of the Haida Gwaii Forest District:
Category 1 campfires as defined in the Wildfire Regulation;
Category 2 open fire as defined in the Wildfire Regulation; and,
Category 3 open fire as defined in the Wildfire Regulation.
In addition to open fires being prohibited, the following activities and equipment are also restricted:
Burn Barrels or Burn Cages of any size or description;
Binary Exploding Targets;
Air curtain burners;
Tiki and similar kind of torches; and,
This prohibition does not include the use of outdoor stoves.
As per the Wildfire Regulation, an outdoor stove is a CSA-rated or ULC-rated device used outdoors for cooking, heat or ambiance that burns charcoal briquettes, liquid fuel or gaseous fuel, and has a flame height that is less than 15 cm tall.
To learn more about the different categories of open burning, visit the Open Burning webpage.
Anyone who lights, fuels or uses an open fire when a fire prohibition is in place or fails to comply with an open fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $1,150 or, if convicted in court, be fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be subject to a penalty of up to $100,000 and ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.
The Coastal Fire Centre covers all the area west of the height of land on the Coast Mountain Range from the U.S.-Canada border at Manning Park, including Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park in the north, the Sunshine Coast, the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii.
To report a wildfire, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca
Follow the latest wildfire news:
on the free BC Wildfire Service public mobile app, available for Apple (iOS) and Android devices
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Fire Information Officer
BC Wildfire Service
Coastal Fire Centre
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IF YOU BOOK BETWEEN JUNE 9TH AND JUNE 30TH, USE DISCOUNT CODE JUNE23SAVE18, TO SAVE THE RESERVATION FEE!!
Site fees have changed for 2023!
Single Sites $18.00, Double Sites $36.00, Group Sites $75.00 per night
There is a one time non-refundable reservation-fee of $18.00.
There is no reservation fee for FCFS sites as they can not be reserved.
From a minimum of 1 night to a maximum of 14 nights
2 night minimums on weekends,
3 night minimums on long weekends.
A Site Operator or Host will be around in the evening to complete check-ins, collect monies, answer any of your questions, and sell water and firewood during the regular season (once burn bans are in place no firewood will be for sale).
New Reservation Policies:
Reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance, making reservations further into the year will not be accepted and will be removed.
Any cancellation of any reservation 14 days or less before the reservation begins, forfeits the entire amount of the reservation including the reservation fee.
Any cancellation of any reservation 15 days or greater before the reservation begins, forfeits the reservation fee.
To Cancel your Reservation –
(Under "About Us" on the website is "Contact Us")
Please use the
to send us an email to request your reservation be cancelled.
Ensure you include your:
- reservation number,
- site number,
- license plate number
- Full Name that made original booking
- Working Phone Number and times you can be reached.
Before requesting a cancellation, please ensure you have read ALL the information below regarding cancellations.
Reservations are non-transferable.
Reservation Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Camping fees, are refundable when reservation is cancelled in full, 15 days or more, prior to your arrival date.
No Refund or changes will be provided less than 15 days prior to your arrival date.
No refunds are provided for reducing the number of nights on your reservation.
Check the RULES for Fees.
Shingle Beach as you have never seen it before.... Come see what the site has to offer, take this small tour of the beach from our local photographer and his you tube channel bottlecaps....
EXPLORE THE BEACH
Stretching beach front extending from Shingle Beach on down to Cooks Bay, for your complete British Columbia recreation adventure, if you are walking, hiking, or canoeing this will be an area you quickly fall in love with!
An open grassy site along a beautiful pebble beach on the southwest facing side of Texada Island.
Campsites are available for reservation and first come. The site is often full during several festivals on the island over the summer thus reservations are recommended. This is a CASH ONLY site and has on-site supervision.
Driving Directions: MAP
DO NOT FOLLOW GOOGLE MAPS -
IT WILL LEAD YOU AWAY
AND YOU WILL GET LOST,
Keep this map Handy with the instructions
on how to get here.
Drive off the BC ferry (To Texada Island)
from Powell River/Comox.
Follow Blubber Bay Road for 8.7 km,
Turn RIGHT on Gillies Bay Road
*[This is the only Gas Station on the island.]
*[Propane is avail in Gillies Bay at the Store.]
Continue 23.8 km then
turn LEFT on Shelter Point Road.
As you pass the sanitation dump on your
right, there will be a right turn off the
pavement onto Dirt, there is a sign there
that says SHINGLE ----> This is your Right Turn!!!!
At 24.1 km turn RIGHT onto (This is the total KM since you departed the ferry)
Mouat Bay Road
Follow the gravel road to 25.4 km then
Turn LEFT onto
Texada Forest Service Road
Stay LEFT at 34.7 km,
Turn RIGHT at 35 km and at
37.3 km turn RIGHT onto the 500 metre
access road leading into
Shingle Beach Recreation Site.
NOTE: Odometer reading may vary from one vehicle to another.
Arbutus trees on bluff. Looking up from the beach access road.
- July 18th, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Last Edited April 12th 2023