June 28, 2012 | Tips from Us >
Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands, Beaches & Swimming
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We have many beaches on Haida Gwaii...many rocky ones, and a few sandy ones. If you're looking to go swimming or beachcombing this summer, but you don't want to venture too far from Queen Charlotte City, then Miller Creek might be a great option for you!
I went there recently with my family. I didn't get any photos this last time, but I did find one from last year! The photo shows a little girl heading into the water with her giant turtle floatie...fun for the whole family!
Miller Creek beach does not have signage, so you must look for the Miller Creek sign when you cross a small bridge on the highway. On the right side of the highway, you will see insets into the forest where you can park and go on the beach. When you see one after the bridge, stop there and head out onto the beach! It's a great place to check out intertidal life at low tide. We go there often to get starfish and nudibranchs for our salt water fish tank in the Visitor Centre!
But this beach offers even more! You can fish, hunt octopus, explore the tide pools, go swimming, and even crab fishing! At low tide, check out the sand strip for the sand dollars; everyone loves those! It's not as well known for its crab fishing as North Beach is in Masset, but locals have been seen out there! So if you're in the area, bring your swimsuits and your dip nets! Make a small contained fire on the beach too and have a hot dog roast!
This beach is nothing short of entertaining!