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Location and Geography

Keats Island is one of the smaller islands in Howe Sound, located offshore from the community of Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast and directly west of Bowen Island.

The island has an area of 6sq km/2.3sq mi.

There are two main communities on Keats clustered around the two government docks at Eastbourne and Keats Landing. There are few roads and most homes are accessed by boat or walking trail.

Getting There

Access is by water taxi from Horseshoe Bay or Gibsons.

Population

There are approximately 80 permanent residents in addition to summer cabins.

History

Keats Island is named after Sir Richard Goodwin Keats, a British Admiral. Admiral Keats served under Horatio Nelson.

Recreation

  • Plumper Cove Marine Provincial Park
  • Sea Kayaking
  • The Pasley and Worlcombe Islands, south-west of Keats Island offer great sea kayaking and the chance to see wildlife including bald eagles and seals.
  • Keats Camp established in 1926, Keats Camp is a Christian-theme summer camp, situated on around 160 acres of land.

 

 

 

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