The Marine Trails website looked hopeful but didn't provide any details. The beach north of the ferry terminal looks ideal but is fenced off for some reason.
I just re-looked and the BCMTNA website gives a seemingly accurate description of the two potential launches. But fences and obstructions change so I can't say for sure what the status is right now. . . but what it was:
So the map. The beach path through the fence is shown just near the start of the parking lot and the awkward dock launch is shown where one immediately gets off the ferry:
Now the BCMT website states that deliberately placed barriers and fencing prevent dock launches . . . however if the situation hasn't changed, I think a launch could be possible with a kayak slalomed thru the barriers and carried empty thru the [ridiculous] dock gating sideways. but YMMV. If the situation has changed, then nfg I guess. But here's what I think it is:
The dock entry from Google E:
the last half of the walk with barriers to be slalomed:
the ridiculous right angled, vestibuled gateway to the dock that I'm sure a sideways kayak can be slid thru:
the hours of access thru this gate:
The usual dock/float itself. lf no boats, a great staging point:
Ok, the simplest is the beach thru the fence, IF the opening has not been refenced . . . it has/had been open for some time, but things can change. . . . and shhhh don't make waves on this.
Anyway, at the bottom of the ferry walk - ignore the 'do not enter' sign - it's for the other lessers :
and just beyond that last sign just ahead, wheel thru the gap in the concrete barriers:
There just happened to be an opening thru the fence:
with a well worn little path all the way to the beach!! Now this path even had signage and there even were maintenance bins in evidence. What the situation is now, not sure. Last time driving past, I didn't check - like an idiot.
and the wide 400m wide, low slope, sand/gravel, log topped beach beyond:
hmmmmmm, I wonder if one could set up a little hidden base camp somewhere along there. Naw, who would arrive late at night and do that???