Loughborough Inlet, DL114
Loughborough Inlet, DL114
Presenting a unique opportunity to acquire one, two or three large coastal acreages in the south central coast region of British Columbia. These properties and the location offer a true west coast wilderness plus an investment in timber.
Loughborough Inlet is located in the south central coast and situated between two of BC’s largest and most magnificent fjords – Bute Inlet to the southeast and Knight Inlet to the northwest. Properties are in reasonably close proximity to Vancouver Island. There are a number of options for access with Kelsey Bay the closest jump off point from Vancouver Island as it is just 17 miles west of the properties. From Kelsey Bay there is quick, easy connection to Highway 19 and the full service communities of Campbell River to the south and Port McNeill to the north.
These three substantial oceanfront acreages with western exposure are located 3.5 – 4 miles up Loughborough Inlet from Grismond Point. The three properties are adjoining and provide a combined 398 acres, with over 10,000ft of oceanfront. These properties are located on the mainland of British Columbia and are host to a variety of native wildlife from smaller mammals to deer, elk, black bear and grizzly bear. The waters of Loughborough are rich with prawning, crabbing and fishing opportunities.
The shore is a mix of low to moderate bank frontage, incorporating a number of bays and a few locations with islets out front. The location would provide for good moorage. Given the size of these properties, the average topographical elevations are considered relatively flat to moderate, rising at about a 10 to 1 ration.
The acreages share a number of common features while individually they have some unique characteristics. Each acreage has a substantial creek flowing through it. One of the properties has a large estuary frontage formed by Grassy Creek. All properties are in a healthy state of regenerating forest, primarily in alder that is of merchantable size now and will reach prime maturity within the next few years. There is still a complement of large conifers lining the oceanfront, along the riverbanks and in other locations throughout the properties.
The properties enjoy a sunny exposure with views spanning south to north on Loughborough Inlet.
A bonus feature is cell reception in the area.
Zoning allows for a primary and a secondary dwelling. There are no building permits required in this area.
DL111A is the southern most property of the three properties and is 126 acres. Grassy Creek, a substantial salmon spawning system, runs through the middle of the property and forms an attractive valley. There is expansive alluvial frontage and a smaller of portion of oceanfront given that the shoreline on the north side of the creek to the property boundary is uninhabited Indian Reserve land. On the foreshore are the remains of a series of pilings for a train bridge that was utilized decades ago for access to and from the property and to extract timber. The ocean/estuary frontage is 1726ft. The topography is relatively gentle to moderate to the back, with a few rock outcrops and hills. The river valley is a beautiful feature and the river is partially navigable with the right craft. At 1700ft back on the property, the creek is at an elevation of approximately 80ft and the height of land is approximately 300ft.
DL112A is 112 acres and has a substantial shoreline of 4074ft. The shoreline for the most part is slightly higher bank. At the southern end the shoreline incorporates a part of a peninsula. Moving north along the shore there is a small bay with an islet fronting it, and a nice stand of coniferous forest. Further north is a peninsula which forms an exceptionally private and protected bay. At the northern boundary is a fairly large bay where a creek flows in forming an estuary and providing some nice beachfront. The creek flows through the entire property from east to west. The shoreline at the north ends in the middle of another peninsula which provides nice southern exposure. Approximately 1100ft back from the estuary the creek is at an elevation of approx. 100ft and the height of land is approx. 250ft. The distance back from the oceanfront ranges between 1600 – 2400ft to the property line.
DL114 is the northern-most of the three acreages and the largest at 160 acres, with 4276ft of oceanfront. On the south end of the diverse shoreline is half of a peninsula which then opens to a large bay. To the north are two smaller bays and then the outermost portion of Statham Point, a peninsula which reaches out approximately 800ft from the head of the bay where a creek enters the ocean. The shoreline on the northern part of this property is moderately steeper and has a nice complement of coniferous forest, as does the valley flanking both sides of the creek. The depth of land from the oceanfront averages approximately 2400ft and rises to an elevation of approx. 250ft.