Discover Hammond Bay
Hammond Bay is one of Nanaimo's most sought after communities. Living in Hammond Bay means that you are always close to the ocean and the many beach accesses that Hammond Bay provides. Hammond Bay is situated in the north end of Nanaimo and gives you easy access to all the amenities this area provides within a short distance of your home. Having helped more clients than anyone in finding their Hammond Bay dream home, the feedback we have received from our clients has a common theme; they all love the closeness to the ocean, and being able to see across the Georgia Strait all the way to the Sunshine Coast and the mainland on clear days!
Hammond Bay has the most ocean view properties in all of Nanaimo. The sloping topography of Hammond Bay has made this possible by having homes at various elevations to ensure that you are looking over the homes below to the ocean. Apart from ocean view homes, there are also a number of homes that have a private beach access along the waterfront. Having said that, not every home in Hammond Bay has an ocean view, however, no matter where you live in Hammond Bay you have access to the beach within minutes! As Hammond Bay community experts, we can help you to navigate the market to find the property that matches your exact needs.
Hammond Bay provides a great mix of different types of parks whether you are looking for a day filled with exploring tide pools, beaches and rocky shorelines, or taking advantage of the abundance of community playgrounds.
Neck Point Park features 36 acres of waterfront to explore as well as a seemingly endless network of walking trails that range from flat and walkable, to various viewpoints along some of the rock faces overlooking the ocean. Neck Point is a great place to spend the day with a few different beach accesses as well as picnic seating areas. Neck Point is known to be a popular scuba diving destination with an array of different sealife, and is rumoured to be home to an octopus!
Piper's Lagoon is similar to Neck Point in the sense that it provides a scenic walking route with ocean views. The Piper's Lagoon walk starts with a long dyke. On one side of this dyke you havea beautiful pebble beach with stones that have been smoothed by the constant ocean swell. This beach is the idea place to search for driftwood and often times you will see sun shades created from driftwood along the beach. The other side of the dyke looks over to Page lagoon towards Neck Point. From here you can also see what locals call Shack Island. This is an island that is accessible by foot at low tide. It gets it's name from the cabins that line the shore, which are still inhabited today! After walking along the dyke, you come across trails that go to the top of the rock bluffs and provide you with various view points and sprawling views. These trails are in a loop so you get to see every angle of the park.
When you've had your fill of beaches and ocean front walks, you can venture over to Linley Valley to take in the forest views and more extensive hiking. Linley Valley includes scenic views from the top of the hike as well as many different trail networks including a scenic lake walk.
Hammond Bay offers a palce to live that is kept separate from the feeling of living in the city, while ensuring that all amenities are very easily accessible. In the centre of Hammond Bay is Piper's Pub to provide you with a restaurant in very close proximity to any home and they allow children up to 7pm. There are also gyms in close proximity as well as grocery stores and shopping located a short distance away. Hammond Bay is connected to North Nanaimo and Departure Bay and the close proximity of these communities extends the amount of amenities available to the residents of Hammond Bay.
Hammond Bay features three elementary schools to ensure that no matter where you live in Hammond Bay, you are in close proximity to schools. Hammond Bay fits into the Wellington Secondary Catchment, which is just minutes from Country Clube Centre.
- Departure Bay Elementary
3004 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC
- Frank J. Ney Elementary
5301 Williamson Road, Nanaimo, BC
- Hammond Bay Elementary (French Immersion)
1025 Morningside Drive, Nanaimo, BC
- Dover Bay Secondary
6135 McGirr Road, Nanaimo, BC
- Wellington Secondary
3135 Mexicana Road, Nanaimo, BC