Twin Islands is a great destination for kayaks or stand up paddleboards on a longer day paddle or close overnight trip from Deep Cove. These two islands earned their name because they share a sandy beach connecting them together at low tide.
Overnight camping is permitted on the North island where there are a few marked tent sites and more space for you to find your own spot. There are rustic outhouses but NO running water. It is possible to walk from the smaller southern island to the main, much larger northern island at low tide. On the Eastern side of the Northern Island is a public dock where you can tie up your kayak and disembark to access the Islands.
The cliffs on the east side are a popular spot for daredevil jumpers but obviously only do so with great caution.
|Distance from Deep Cove:||5.5 km|
|Paddling Time One Way:||Fast: 50 min. Avg: 1 hr. 15 min. Leisurely: 1hr 40 min.|
|Suggested Route:||Paddle the same route as to Raccoon Island, once at Raccoon diagonal north-east across to Twin Island. Return via Jug Island.|
|Important Note:||South Island is day use only.|
|Features:||A popular destination. As the name denotes there are two islands – one small island and one tiny islet. They are located 75 meters from Indian Arm’s east shore. There is a dock on the bigger island which attracts motor boaters. The North island has several campsites and outhouse facilities. There is no running water on these islands.|
|Nature:||The sheltered water between the two islands is a great location for viewing underwater marine life, such as crabs, starfish and schools of small fish.|
|Important Notes:||We would like to enforce that there are NO fires permitted at any campsite or on any island.|