Cooper’s Green. It sounds very quaint, doesn’t it – and very English. To read more about our new life on the Sunshine Coast, click here.
It’s full name is Coopers Green Regional Park and is within walking distance from where we live in Halfmoon Bay.
On the way there, we passed this sign marking one of the houses in the area. The writing on the rock reads “Whale House.” There are quite a few quaint beach houses in this area, both large and small.
Just before the entrance to Coopers Green, we came across this little church. It looks like it only seats about 6 people – 9, if you count the bench outside! I think the sign is bigger than the actual church.
The kids have gone back to school and it was a weekday, so there was no-one about except for a few Loons. No, I’m not talking about hubby and I – I mean the feathered kind! 🙂
The dogs love being on the beach and sniffed at everything. This beach is a mixture of sand and pebbles.
We wandered around looking at the boats and the beach houses
There’s a boat launch here which is very handy. We’re hoping to get our own little boat soon and this is nice and close for us
This is also a popular scuba diving destination because of the warmer water temperatures than the west coast norm. The small island in the picture above is where divers converge for an alternative dive. Here, a scuba diver could come face to face with a wolf eel and/or rockfish.
The shallow waters are ideal for beginner divers. Plenty of opportunity for marine life viewing, as the area is the home of the giant Pacific Octopus. If diving is not your thing , the low tides reveal tidal pools for the land marine life explorer. I found this starfish – I’ve never seen one before.
Coopers Green has washroom facilities and a community hall onsite
It also has barbecue facilities and plenty of benches to enjoy your meal and the view
It also has a volleyball court
And a large picnic area – much larger than in this picture
I can see us spending many happy hours sitting on our beach chairs enjoying a relaxing morning, exploring and soaking up the sun, or spending time with family and friends.