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Oyster Bay Shoreline Park Vancouver Island: A magical place to photograph

Oyster River Shore Park is a beautiful, tucked-away gem on the east coast of Vancouver Island. The park is popular for anyone wanting a quiet stroll on a beach and to experience the natural beauty of the region. For me it’s close to home, within 15 minutes. It’s a place I can quickly go to test new photographic techniques or new equipment.

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Where is Oyster Bay Shoreline Park?

From Campbell River BC

  • Head South of Campbell River
  • Take the old Island Highway (19a) for 22 Kilometres
  • Turn right into the park; the entrance is before the Driftwood Restaurant.

From Comox Valley

  • Hop onto the old Island Highway 19a
  • Stay on the highway for 27 kilometres
  • Travel past the Oyster Bay resorts.
  • There is ample parking at the park.

Map of Oyster Bay Shoreline Park on Vancouver Island

What wildlife can you find at Oyster Bay Shoreline Park?

Oyster Bay Shoreline Park offers picturesque views of the bay and the Strait of Georgia. It is a popular spot for birdwatching, walking your dog, and taking in the scenery from the park benches. The park is also home to an astonishing diversity of wildlife, including waterfowl, hawks, kites, red-tailed hawks and seals. Or just relax as tugboats and fishing boats float by.

What type of fishing can be done at Oyster Bay Shoreline Park?

Tidal flats and a rock-sandy beach make this perfect area for shoreline fishing. Oyster Bay Shoreline Park serves as a home and feeding site for water birds and is an excellent location for birdwatching. There are benches throughout the park to sit and rest while taking in the scenery.

I have a friend that actually lives in the area, and I’m often reminded that he can walk across the street and get fresh crab.

What photography opportunities are available at Oyster Bay Shoreline Park?

Oyster River Shore Park is a photographer’s paradise. With its stunning natural surroundings and diverse array of wildlife, there’s always something interesting to capture on film. Whether you’re a professional photographer or just someone who enjoys taking pictures, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to hone your skills at the park.

One of the great things about Oyster River Shore Park is the variety of subjects you can photograph. The dock is gone but the pylons are still there and they make a great picturesque setting with its weathered wood. The surrounding woods and rock-sandy beach full of driftwood offer endless possibilities for nature photography. And of course, the park itself is a beautiful subject, with its rugged shoreline. With so much to see and photograph, it’s no wonder that Oyster River Shore Park is such a popular spot for photographers.

Pylons at Oyster Bay Shoreline Park On Vancouver Island

Other Activities at Oyster Bay Shoreline Park

But the park isn’t just for hikers and nature enthusiasts. It’s also a popular spot for picnics, with several designated picnic areas scattered throughout the park. There are also a few benches along the trails, offering the perfect spot to sit and take in the sights and sounds of the forest.

What is the best time of year to visit Oyster Bay Shoreline Park?

Oyster Bay Shoreline Park is a great place to visit any time of year. In the winter months, it offers an excellent opportunity for birdwatching because of its sheltered bay and beach.

Many of the species seen in winter may not be present during other seasons because of their migration patterns.

Final Thoughts on Oyster Bay Shoreline Park on Vancouver Island

Oyster River Shoreline Park is more than an old dock in tatters and wildlife. It’s a place to connect with nature and escape. Yes, you still have cell service. The park is home to several trails, wind through the trees and along the beach, offering wonderful views of the mountains and ocean.

All in all, Oyster River Shoreline Park is a truly magical place. It’s a place where you can lose yourself in the beauty of nature, and where you can experience the rich history and culture of this corner of British Columbia. If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend a visit – you won’t be disappointed.

Plus, you can have Chinese food just across the street at the Driftwood Restaurant. It is a buffet style of all you can eat.

While you ae here why not check out our post on Oyster River pot holes 

Sunset Oyster Bay Shoreline Park On Vancouver Island

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