About the Park

One of three provincial parks on Gabriola Island, Sandwell offers a short walking trail through the woods leading to a picnic area overlooking the sandy shores of Lock Bay. This is a lovely place to spend a peaceful afternoon relaxing on the beach or taking a refreshing dip in the ocean waters.

At low tide, visitors can walk down the beach to view a prehistoric petroglyph carved into the sandstone rocks, east of the day-use area. The final portion of the trail to the beach is very steep and slippery. Visitors should use caution and wear proper footwear.

For more information, please visit www.bcparks.ca.



No camping permitted.


No fires allowed.

Park Info


  • Hiking

  • Swimming

  • Fishing

  • Pets on leash

  • Bicycling

  • BBQ


  • Picnic sites

  • Toilets


The park is located on Strand Road, approximately 10 km from the ferry terminal. Take North Road and turn left on Barrett Road, following park directional signs.

Nearby Parks

Other parks on the island are Drumbeg Provincial Park and Gabriola Sands Provincial Park.

For more information, please visit www.bcparks.ca.

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