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The Sunshine Coast is a diamond hidden in plain sight and located on the southern tip of British Columbia, 40 minutes by ferry from Horseshoe Bay. A vibrant coastal community with modern amenities and surrounded by ancient rainforests and breathtaking mountains, it’s the place Tara has had the privilege to call home for the past 27 years! 

If you’re considering a move to the Sechelt or Gibsons, here’s a sneak peek into your day-to-day life.

 Living on the Sunshine Coast offers a slower pace of life, allowing you to appreciate the coast's natural beauty daily.


Whether you like a sweaty workout, a stroll along the boardwalk or an adventure off-the-beaten path, one of the best ways to explore the Sunshine Coast is by exploring one of our many trails — hiking or cycling. Enjoy our local forests and the stunning views of the surrounding islands while getting your workout in.

Tara's Favourite Hikes:

  1. Nestled in Roberts Creek, Cliff Gilker is a local go-to spot for a rejuvenating escape. With 7 km of colour-coded trails, waterfalls, and charming bridges, it's a must for nature lovers. Traverse through an enchanting forest under the Douglas firs' canopy and join friendly folks sharing the same joy. Bring your furry friend - dogs love it here too! Explore and recharge amidst the natural beauty that Cliff Gilker Park has to offer.
  2. Visit Smugglers Cove by heading north of Halfmoon Bay and taking Brooks Road. Hike the 4 km through the forest and along the ocean to discover this hidden gem. Enjoy boardwalks through marshes, coves, and rock outcroppings, and explore the shoreline. The hike is easy but has some rocks and roots on the trail.
  3. Mount Daniel is where you go to get your sweat on. Straight up to the top, you and your heart rate will climb. Once there, enjoy gorgeous panoramic views of Pender Harbour—an excellent hike for those who like a good workout. 
  4. Tetrahedron Park - I love going to this place for an overnight stay. While day trips are great, I highly suggest staying in one of the cabins at the top of the mountain. Hiking Mount Steele is a challenging experience recommended for more experienced hikers, and it can take up to 5 hours to reach the peak. I suggest making a weekend out of the trip and going with a friend. It's a beautiful experience that I highly recommend!

Once you've worked up a sweat, it's time to head to one of the many cafes on the coast to enjoy locally roasted, award-winning coffee. Don't forget to reward yourself with a freshly baked pastry or savoury treat. 

Tara’s Recommendations:

  1. Straight Coffee
  2. The Bakery Sechelt serves fabulous coffee and desserts and is open seven days a week. It is one of my favourite places to grab a coffee and a tasty treat in Sechelt - the best ginger cookies on the Coast!
  3. The Gumboot Cafe, an iconic eatery located in the heart of the creek, is known for its fantastic food, a wide range of vegan and gluten-free options, and excellent coffee. The cafe is housed in an old-timer building, converted into a charming and fabulous eatery. With creaky floors, low ceilings, and old single-pane windows, the cafe exudes a unique charm that is hard to find elsewhere. This is a place that should be on everyone's must-visit list!
  4. Black Bean Cafe

The ocean as your backdrop is the perfect setting for your morning coffee as you connect with your neighbours or loved ones. It's the fabric of the community here and what makes this place so unique. Endless stretches of sand swept pebbly beaches, where you'll experience the "hello" from a passerby as you beach comb for driftwood or brightly marbled seashells. It's what makes this place home.

Tara’s Favourite Beaches:

  1. Bonniebrook Beach
  2. Roberts Creek Pier 
  3. Sargeant Bay Provincial Park 
  4. Lambs Brook—a hidden gem! Go early to get good parking.

Ps. The TV show ‘Beachcombers’ was filmed in Gibsons. You’ll find references to it throughout the coast, and you can even visit the famous Molly’s Reach! 

A staple of the local communities across the coast, you’ll find several markets selling fresh produce, tasty treats, flowers, beers, and artisan crafts all grown, made, and sold locally. The markets often happen year-round and are a favourite of locals and visitors alike.

Tara’s Recommendations: 

  1. Sechelt Farmers' & Artisans' Market (A MUST!)
  2. Roberts Creek Community Farm - a year-round indoor and outdoor market that takes place every Wednesday
  3. Gibsons Public Market (our very own mini Granville Island)
  4. Ruby’s Run Urban Farm

Now that you're stocked up for the week, it's time to grab a pint from a local brewery and spend a leisurely evening with friends and family. Craft breweries and cideries are abundant on the Coast; you can taste how unique their community-supported, small-batch production is with every sip.

Tara’s Recommendations: 

  1. Persephone Brewing Company 
  2. The Bricker Cider Company 
  3. Sunday Cider
  4. Twenty Two Taphouse

Finally, as the day comes to a close, it’s time to soak in a glorious West Coast sunset; watching the sun disappear behind Vancouver Island and into the Strait of Georgia is the kind of magic you can only find on the Sunshine Coast. 

Tara’s Sunset Recommendations: 

  1. Davis Bay Beach
  2. Bonniebrook Beach
  3. Trail Bay Waterfront 
  4. Roberts Creek Pier


call tara at (604) 989 2577

Tara’s local knowledge and years of experience on the Coast means she has all of the tools, connections, and local insights you’ll need to make buying or selling your home a seamless experience. 

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    Tara Sullivan

    Mobile: (604) 989-2577


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    Re/Max City Realty - Sunshine Coast

    101-938 Gibsons Way,  Gibsons,  BC   V0N 1V7 

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