5 Reasons to Escape to Point Roberts
The “most Canadian” part of America is stepping up its game with a luxury cottage community designed for those seeking an ocean escape
Point Roberts, WA has always been a beloved, quirky neighbour to the Lower Mainland. A centuries-old cartographic twitch put this southernmost tip of the Tsawwassen peninsula—accessible only through Canada—in the USA. The resulting international border crossing has limited both crime and development, preserving a charming, peaceful seaside village.
The Cottages at Seabright Farm accentuate Point Roberts’ natural appeal. The 62-lot “light footprint” seaside community integrates beach access, an organic farm, majestic woodlands & wetlands, a pool, sports courts and a community barn. Here are just a few more reasons why Canadians choose Point Roberts:
1. Weekend Convenience
Skip ferry hassles or long drives and enjoy island life on the quieter shores of this secret slice of America, less than an hour’s drive from Downtown Vancouver.
2. Unspoiled and Uncrowded Beaches
We’re ultimately after the ocean, and with more sunshine and less rain than Vancouver, Point Roberts also promises more beach time. Four public beaches each have their own charm, from the warm, sandy shores at Maple Beach to the marine life lookouts and beachcombing at Lily Point.
3. Wine-y Neighbours
Who wouldn’t want a neighbour like Liberty Wine Merchants? Now the largest chain of private wine retailers in Western Canada, the original location still stands in Point Roberts. Between all of Point Roberts’ purveyors you’ll find an extensive selection of Washington, Oregon and California wines that are rarely found in B.C. stores—and at great prices.
4. Golfing and Boating
The Point Roberts Marina offers easy access to the San Juan and Gulf Islands. Explore the Strait of Georgia by kayak, sail, or power boat (after filling up on the cheaper local marine gas), or head inland for a round golf and spectacular ocean views at the Point Roberts Golf and Country Club, named one of Golf Digest’s 2008/2009 Best Places to Play.
5. Orcas and Eagles
From Orca pods frolicking offshore to fearless bald eagles soaring overhead, Point Roberts brings nature right to you. Forested trails guide you through the Lily Point Marine Park’s amazing ecosystem, and South Beach’s sandy bluffs promote an active marine ecology complete with oysters, crabs, salmon, sand dollars and starfish—all yours to see on a beachcombing expedition.
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