Cable Bay is a short trail just south of Nanaimo from the roads in Cedar out to the beach by Dodds Narrows and Mudge Island. The well-maintained double-track trail down to the water is a relatively easy decline down to the water. At low tide there is some beach to explore. The official trail is under 2km long but you can add another another 1 km to Joan Point if you feel like going longer.
The entire trail is a City of Nanaimo dog off-leash park so be aware that pooches might be running around in the park. The trailhead for the Cable Bay Trail is marked on the Trackr Map.
Directions to Trailhead
Driving south from Nanaimo turn left on Cedar Road under the bypass onramp. Then Left on MacMilan, Right on Holden Corso, Left on Barnes Road, Left on Nicola Road. The parking lot is at the end of Nicola Road.
- Nearest City: Nanaimo
- Less than 5km, Ocean Beach