The neighbourhoods on the Sunshine Coast are .
Sunshine Coast Map
Gibsons. Located close to the ferry terminal in Langdale, this is the town most people explore the first time they visit the Sunshine Coast. It features spectacular views of water and islands, and of the Sea-to-Sky mountains across Howe Sound. The older part of town, near the harbour and wharf, is a tourism centre that becomes very busy in the summer. Gibsons achieved lasting fame as the home of The Beachcombers television show which ran for 18 seasons (1972-1990) on CBC TV. This show helped bring the natural beauty of the Sunshine Coast to millions of people around the world. Gibsons is the winner of the prestigious 2009 LivCom award for most liveable community in the world with a population below 20,000.
. This small community is known for the resolution of many of its residents — the so-called Gumboot Nation
— to adopt healthy, organic lifestyles and to respect and protect the environment. It has become an increasingly popular spot to live since it is a quiet area conveniently located half way between the Gibsons and Sechelt business centres. The Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club
is located here.
Sechelt. Sechelt is the largest town on the Sunshine Coast with about 10,000 residents and is the primary business centre. It is known as the land between two waters because the central village occupies a narrow isthmus that separates the open water of Georgia Strait from Sechelt Inlet to the north. The municipal district is quite large and includes the neighbourhoods known as Wilson Creek, Davis Bay, Selma Park, East Porpoise Bay, Sandy Hook, Tuwanek, West Porpoise Bay, and West Sechelt. Sechelt has an airport (in Wilson Creek) and a seaplane harbour (on Porpoise Bay).
Halfmoon Bay. This is a tranquil community located just northwest of Sechelt. People have been coming to Halfmoon Bay for over a century to escape city life and enjoy the great outdoors. The original Redrooffs Resort which attracted many early visitors is long gone, but the kayaking, boating, and hiking opportunities remain — as does the Redrooffs name which now identifies the road that meanders along the picturesque Halfmoon Bay coastline below the main highway. Halfmoon Bay includes two major parks that are worth visiting: Sargeant Bay Provincial Park and Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park.
Pender Harbour. This boater's paradise is known as the Venice of the North for its large collection of interconnected bays, coves, and islands. People come here to fish, scuba dive, sail, or to simply enjoy the great scenery. Pender Harbour is surrounded by several small communities, notably Madeira Park (the business centre), Garden Bay, and historic Irvines Landing. A little farther north is the ferry terminal at Earls Cove (the ferry here takes you to the Powell River area), the small community of Egmont, and the Skookumchuck Rapids.
Here is some information on properties for sale, properties recently sold or expired, and sales statistics for the Sunshine Coast.