Lot 1087 Pearse Island
Lot 1087 Pearse Island
This 145 acre property is one of the most spectacular private properties in the region. Privately held by the current owners for 33 years, this offering presents a rare opportunity to acquire one of very few privately owned boat-access only oceanfront island acreages in the entire region. The opportunity to consider such a phenomenal acreage in a region with such diverse natural features, active ocean waters and wildlife, is almost unheard of.
The Pearse Islands are a series of seven small, picturesque islands situated at the western end of Johnstone Strait where Queen Charlotte Strait and Cormorant Channel converge. Malcolm Island is to the north, Cormorant Island and the historic Village of Alert Bay are to the west and historic Telegraph Cove, well known for whale watching and eco-tourism, is only 3.5 nautical miles, or a few minutes, south. Access points include Telegraph Cove and the town of Port McNeill, which is a full service community located approximately 7 nautical miles to the west on Vancouver Island and provides amenities and marina facilities. Both Port McNeill and Port Hardy to the north have airports.
This spectacular acreage provides almost all the benefits and features one could hope for in a south-central coastal acreage. It has approximately 6200ft of oceanfront incorporating 8000ft of diverse shoreline, including a significant portion along the western shore that encompasses a large peninsula, a significant bay with amazing beach at low tides and a variety of islets and kelp beds in the foreground of the viewscape.
From the western peninsula there is almost 270 degrees of impressive views, from Pearse Channel to Vancouver Island and the northern islands of northern Johnstone Strait and Cormorant Channel to the mainland snow-capped mountain ranges.
The shoreline is primarily solid bedrock slightly elevated from high water, as well as lowbank frontage most of which has access to a variety of sand and rock gravel bays with greater exposure during low tides.
Midway along the norther boundary is a location that would provide excellent protection from extreme weather for private moorage.
The eastern boundary borders the Cormorant Channel Marine Park.
Approximately 40-45 years ago areas throughout the property were logged. A beautiful complement of conifers were left along the shoreline and throughout the acreage the previously logged areas have regenerated quite well, primarily in alder as well as the surrounding coniferous species.
The topography is exceptional. It is diverse, however not overly extreme, with the highest elevations ranging from 100-170ft.
Zoning permits subdivision to a minimum lot size of 1.5 hectares, therefore 35+ individual properties.
Approximately half of this largest Pearse Island as well as the smaller islands in the group are part of the Cormorant Channel Marine Park. The park is one of the best places in the world to view orcas (killer whales) in their natural habitat.
Surrounded by the mountains of Vancouver Island to the west and the Coast Range on the mainland of British Columbia, the remote islands of the Broughton Archipelago Marine Park are undeveloped and provide outstanding wilderness coastal experiences. The region also provides access to the many channels and inlets on the central mainland coast of BC, which are only accessible by boat.